Shine for School Choice Week!

By: Savanna Buckner

Last Upated: January 28, 2021

Indianapolis Power and Light Company Building, Indianapolis

Indianapolis Power and Light Company Building, Indianapolis

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From Alaska to New York, America will light up in yellow and red to raise awareness about K-12 education opportunities during National School Choice Week 2021 (January 24-30). 

More than 2 dozen iconic landmarks or notable buildings will sparkle in red and yellow. Enjoy our gallery and click on the links below for location details. 

VIEW GALLERY: America Shines for School Choice Week!

Alabama: The Retirement Systems of Alabama Tower, Montgomery will light up in red and yellow from dusk to 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 25.
Alaska: The JL Tower, Anchorage will light up in red and yellow from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m. all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Arkansas: Union Plaza Building, Little Rock will light up from dusk to dawn all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Colorado: The McNichols Civic Center, Denver will light up in red from dusk to dawn all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Delaware: The Grand Opera House, Wilmington will light up in red and yellow all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Florida: The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach will light up in red and yellow from 6 to 11:59 p.m. all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Georgia: The King and Queen Building, Atlanta will light up in red and yellow from sunset to sunrise all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Idaho: The Eighth & Main office tower in Downtown Boise will light up from sunset to sunrise all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Illinois: The spire of Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago will light up in red at sunset all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Indiana: The Indianapolis Power and Light Company Building will light up in red and yellow and the building lights will spell out NSCW on Jan. 24.
Indiana: The Big Four Bridge at Waterfront Park will light up in yellow from sunset to 1 a.m. on Jan. 22-24.
Iowa: The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, Council Bluffs will light up in red and yellow from dusk to 8 a.m. on Jan. 24.
Kentucky: The Big Four Bridge at Waterfront Park will light up in yellow from sunset to 1 a.m. on Jan. 22-24.
Maryland:  The Maryland Governor’s House, Annapolis, Maryland will light up in red.
Massachusetts: The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge will light up from dusk to dawn on Jan. 24.
Nebraska: The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, Omaha will light up in red and yellow from dusk to 8 a.m. on Jan. 24.
Nevada: City Hall Parking Garage Entryway in Henderson, Nevada will light up in red and yellow all week from Jan. 24- 30.
New York: Niagara Falls will light up in red and yellow from 10 to 10:15 p.m. on Jan. 24.
Rochester Kodak Tower will light up in red and yellow from dusk to 7 a.m. on Jan. 24-30.
The Helmsley Building will light up in red and yellow from dusk to 2:00 a.m. on Jan. 24.
North Carolina: The Wells Fargo Duke Energy Center in Charlotte will light up in red and yellow from 5 a.m. to sunrise and from sunset to 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 24.
The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem will light up in red from sunset to sunrise on Jan. 24.
North Dakota: The Alerus Center, Grand Forks (brow) will light up all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Ohio: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland will light up in red from dusk to dawn all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Terminal Tower, Cleveland will light up in red and yellow on Jan. 24.
South Carolina: The South Carolina Governor’s Mansion will light up all week from Jan. 24-30.
Tennessee: The State Capitol in Nashville will light up from dusk to dawn from Jan. 22-24.
Texas: The McLennan County Courthouse in Waco will light up in yellow all week Jan. 24-30.
Virginia: The Clark Nexsen Building in Virginia Beach will light up in red and yellow from dusk to dawn on Jan. 24.
West Virginia: The Charleston Civic Center will light up in red and yellow from dusk to dawn all week from Jan. 24- 30.
Wyoming: The Marian H.Rochelle Gateway Center will light up in red and yellow on Jan. 29.

The landmarks’ sparkling red and yellow lights will play a role in this year’s festivities for National School Choice Week. Families are invited to capture pictures of the landmarks’ lights (or their own at-home red and yellow light displays!) to share on social media with the hashtag #SchoolChoiceWeek.

In addition to the light displays, National School Choice Week 2021 will feature more than 33,000 virtual or socially-distanced celebrations across the country––including social media contests, drive-in movie screenings, and scavenger hunts, and virtual school fairs––to spread awareness of school and scholarship opportunities. 

 

 

If you know of a building in your community that would light up for National School Choice Week, please reach out to our team! Send us an email.

For journalists covering the Week, more information and resources to enhance your coverage on a variety of platforms can be found on our media resources page. For families interested in discovering more about the different school choice options available in their home state please visit your state page for a detailed roadmap.

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