Mission: The mission of the After-School All-Stars is to provide comprehensive out-of-school programs that keep children safe and help them achieve in school and in life
Programs: The San Jose After-School All-Stars (ASAS) has provided tremendous opportunities for the positive development for the children of our community. The ASAS believes that our Comprehensive After-School programs are the most positive investments that can help families and communities to teach kids the values and skills to become good citizens. The curriculum for all of our comprehensive after-school programs include four components; Independent Learning (Academics), Service Learning, Sports/Recreation and Enrichment.
Independent Learning: Homework help and service-learning offer opportunities for kids to build independent learning skills. Each day we set aside time for children to work on their homework. Instructors and resources are available to answer questions or provide tutoring. Service Learning offers valuable life lessons through participation in community service activities. Success in school is supported through project-oriented programs that utilize health, fitness and nutrition activities to teach English language arts, math and science. Computers, technology and games; like Tivitz Math, that combines entertainment with educational content are also used as teaching tools.
Enrichment: Enrichment activities build social, physical and emotional skills. These activities include sports, performing arts, culture, and computer training. Life skills programs focus on character development, goal setting, self-reliance and citizenship.
Service learning enriches learning by engaging students in meaningful service to their schools and communities. Students are able to apply academic skills to solving real world issues, linking learning objectives with genuine needs. Students will lead the process, with adults as partners, using critical thinking and problem solving skills to concerns such as hunger, pollution, and diversity.
Feeding the homeless is a service
Studying why they are homeless and how they cope with being homeless is learning
Service Learning: Our Entourage Program (Service Learning) is a teaching and learning process designed for our Middle School students. Each service learning project may be tailored to meet specific learning goals and community needs.
Our program sites and enrollment for the three school districts we serve for 2007-08 are:
San Jose Unified SD:
Bachrodt Elementary (100)
Gardner Elementary (100)
Grant Academy (125)
Horace Mann (100)
Burnett Academy (150)
Hoover MS (150)
John Muir MS (80)
River Glen School (120)
Willow Glen MS (80)
SJSU Judo & Dance (50)
Mt. Pleasant SD:
Ida Jew Elementary (125)
Mt. Pleasant Elementary (100)
Robert Sanders Elementary (100)
Valle Vista Elementary (100)
August Boeger MS (120)
Alum Rock Union SD:
Fischer MS (120)
Joseph Georger MS (120)
Mathson MS (80)
Ocala MS (120)
Pala MS (120)
Renaissance Academy MS (80)
Sheppard MS (120)
In addition to providing a safe place, some good activities, and a more relaxed classroom atmosphere, the students have the opportunity to maintain and improve the skills they have learned. The multitude of programs we can offer allow us to promote a sport for all orientation, encouraging widespread participation in sports, computer education and other health related activities.
My wife and I have donated and volunteered for this organization for the last 10 months. They are very pleasant to work with and I enjoyed meeting other volunteers and the dedicated staff. They give local kids a safe place to go after school and we feel good about helping an organization that helps kids.