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After-School All-Stars

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Recreation & Sports, Sports, Youth Development - Business, Youth Development Programs

Mission: After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. Our vision is for our All-Stars to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go to college, to find careers they love and then give back to their communities.

Target demographics: ASAS is the largest school-based, non-profit, after-school program that is specifically focused on middle school students. Of the students we serve, 91% are youth of color, 55% are in the middle school grades, and 85% qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. ASAS serves nearly 75,000 students at 353 schools across the U.S.

Geographic areas served: After-School All-Stars (ASAS) operates 19 chapters in 12 states (California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington) and the District of Columbia.

Programs: ASAS offers comprehensive after-school programs that help students succeed in school and in life. Program areas include Academic Readiness, Health and Fitness, Career Exploration, STEM, and Arts with youth leadership and service woven into all we do.

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

ASAS is an excellent non profit dedicated to providing high-quality programming for youth everyday afterschool. They have committed staff, visionary leadership, and a responsive evaluation team that ensures meaningful results are achieved. I strongly and unequivocally recommend them as an awesome non-profit!

Advisor

Rating: 5

ASAS does amazing work with the kids at a pivotal age in their lives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

An organization that provides unique opportunities for students to build their leadership skills and impact their communities. I've have the privilege to work with a number of employees from ASAS and am always impressed with their dedication to their students and the passion they have for their mission!

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Board Member

Rating: 5



I’m Eric Esteban and for the past seven years, I’ve served as Director of Media Relations at FOX Sports Florida, in addition to being a Board Member for South Florida After-School All-Stars for the past two years. Partnering with After-School All-Stars is one of the best things to ever happen to me, both personally and professionally. Nowhere has that been more evident than with the launch and subsequent success of our Junior Broadcasting Program.

The Junior Broadcast Program launched two years ago with the support of the Orlando Magic (NBA) and Miami Marlins (MLB) and has become a life-changing initiative for After-School All-Stars students in each market. The core mission of the Junior Broadcasting Program is to provide kids with an opportunity to learn everything there is to know about broadcasting and the variety of career paths within the industry. The program is highly engaging and as the kids are learning directly from the professionals who bring you the broadcast of the games, event shadowing them on game days—so it is as hands-on as you can get! This program is one of the many powerful ways in which After-School All-Stars helps kids find careers they love and be better prepared for a successful future.

Kids have had the chance to visit the Amway Center and Marlins Park, meet our broadcasters, visit the broadcast booth and production truck during games to see how a telecast comes to life and even had the chance to meet some of their favorite athletes. I’ve seen tears of happiness, smiles galore, laughs for the days and thoughtful questions, each leaving a lasting impact on myself and our participating employees. One moment that I will never forget is a student seeking me out at the end of the tour and saying, “This is it. This is what I want to do when I grow up.” He gave me a hug and we went our separate ways, but after a full day’s work and an evening showing kids around a stadium, I didn’t feel exhaustion or lament the long hours I had just put in on a random Tuesday in April. I felt like I had made a difference. I felt like I had done a small part in empowering someone’s future. I felt like it was the most fulfilling thing I had done in a long, long time. And it’s that same feeling that makes me extremely proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish over the years via our Junior Broadcasting Program.

Donor

Rating: 5

The first 2 words that come to mind when I think of After-School All-Stars are impact and grit. I've worked with ASAS through my role in Social Responsibility at T-Mobile. ASAS is one of our key youth partners that we work with on Generation T- a career exploration program for middle and high school students.

Through my role, I've worked with ASAS for almost a year, and this organization is lean, agile, creative, and effective. Earlier this month I attended a Generation T visit with ASAS at our signature store in San Francisco. The young people got to tour the store, discuss careers at T-Mobile and learn about marketing products. They young people were engaged and thoughtful, and it was clear that ASAS is their community.

Working with ASAS staff has also been great. The organization's centralized communication model is efficient, and the staff are professional, agile, and have clear passion for their work.

ASAS is, without a doubt, a 5 star organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASAS is a great organization, run by people who care, and the kids truly benefit from the many opportunities offered to them in this high quality after-school program.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ASAS continues to please me with the programming they are providing to children in the program. Very creative educational approaches combined with social and emotional enrichment is being accomplished. The testimonies from children I have interacted with makes me realize the impact the coordinators are marking in the lives of the kids! Truly emotional!

Donor

Rating: 4

We've had the honor of working with After-School All-Stars for the past several years and proudly support their programs that teach and nurture STEM skills among our nation's youth. In addition, our teams have had the ability to meet and work directly with the students in their programs and we have found those experiences to be deeply rewarding and impactful.

After-School All-Stars is very well run and has a truly dedicated team of professionals that are driven to make a difference in the lives of youth,

Donor

Rating: 5

ASAS is an amazing program. Such an important objective--providing young children from disadvantaged backgrounds activities, help with school, a dream. And it gets results--it truly makes a difference in the children it touches. This can change the world--one child at a time.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

After-School All-Stars is one of the most meaningful programs I've encountered. We have planned a few events with them for our company's employees, and have consistently been impressed. Their staff is extremely professional, organized, and passionate about the work they do. The impact they create on students is incredible.

Donor

Rating: 5

Working with After-School All-Stars (ASAS) has been a great experience. We were looking for an organization that would help under served youth throughout the U.S., while at the same time allow our employees to engage with ASAS kids where we have large numbers of employees as well as Mazda Motorsports race car drivers. We have been able to explore career opportunities with ASAS kids with our executives, motorsports partners and dealers, as well as engaged the ASAS kids on anti-distracted driving efforts. The staff at ASAS is always responsive and meets deadlines and expectations of the Mazda Foundation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization does great work interning with them was a great experience.

Marjorie G.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working the professionals at After-School All-Stars on both local and national levels in Las Vegas, Orlando, and Los Angeles. I am always impressed by their commitment to ensuring the young people in their programs have a safe, welcoming environment to play, learn, and grow. I love getting their communications -- filled with the smiling faces of their participants!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was able to view first hand what an amazing program After School All-Stars runs last year during a site visit. I also participated in one of their charitable tournaments and had a blast.
They really make a difference in the community and do great work with the children they serve.

Donor

Rating: 4

I the concept of ASAS. As Americans we are putting out a lot of money and effort to bring these children up to snuff. They desperately need a place to go after school that is safe and that will encourage them to complete homework assignments and participate in school extracurricular activities. It’s vital they learn that their schooling is a commitment. They must learn to honor that commitment. Only then will they begin to see the fruits of their labor. We must support them in that effort and that is why I truly believe After School is so important in helping these children to meet that challenge.

Joan Zaglool
Portland, OR
Formerly Las Vegas, NV

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After-School All-stars does great work and serves a need that our state and federal governments seem to have lost the will and care to do. The children need these programs and ASA provides the quality and leadership that will help them create a better future for them and our country.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organisation, with incredible impact in the community. i fully support it!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with ASAS has been a wonderful experience! The staff are helpful, resourceful, and passionate. As a non-profit ourselves, it really helps to have a partner that understands our mission and will help us step by step serve youth and students! After working with ASAS for 3 years, I am ready for another 3! Thank you ASAS for all of your hard work and passion!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to work with the Youth Advisory Board students and staff this summer in Washington D.C. Such an amazing organization with talented leadership and staff members who care deeply about their students. I highly recommend everyone to familiarize themselves with this organization and support in any way they can.

Board Member

Rating: 5

From the Executive Director to development staff and onsite program coordinators ASAS DC is top notch. Not only are they smart and strategic with their programs and how they help individual schools but they are extremely passionate about their work. The opportunities and programs they provide are incredible from STEM classes to athletic events. I truly believe they are making a huge difference in this community.