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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

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Portfolio Manager at the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, I have partnered with After-School All-Stars for four years. During this time, they have implemented the Youth Program Quality Intervention, a continuous quality improvement process, in local chapters across the U.S. Their evaluation and program staff, both nationally and locally, are thoughtful, dedicated and care deeply about creating positive settings where children can learn, grow and lead. Additionally, After-School All-Stars has been an important voice and national advocate for after-school opportunities for all children and youth. We are proud to partner with such a great non-profit!

Anastasia S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

We have the great honor of partnering with ASAS across the country. Their teams, particularly in DC and NYC metro-areas, SF/Oakland and LA, are tremendously responsive and always willing to try new things to deliver the best program for their kids. We are always proud to be associated with ASAS and enjoying co-hosting activities such as career exploration and hands-on STEM activities. I would encourage anyone to get involved with ASAS!

Missy Cortese F.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our association, ESA, has worked with ASAS in Washington, DC and in Los Angeles, CA. They have done such a good job bringing and organizing students at multiple events, that we are exploring other geographies where we can partner. We have co-hosted activities such as STEM fairs and guest lectures. ASAS is completely reliable. They take care to make sure the students are engaged in rewarding activities and that the private sector sponsors are satisfied with the goals, objectives, and outcomes. The kids clearly come first, but ASAS is so professional that the sponsors feel like we're a top priority too. It is such a pleasure to work with this top notch charity.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’ve been working with ASAS for 3 years, both as a donor and as a member of a local advisory board. I have had the privilege of seeing programs first-hand and know that they are changing students’ lives. In particular, their STEM programs are giving students exposure to classes such as coding, robotics, engineering, and music production, which are helping kids develop 21st century skills that will prepare them for tomorrow’s workforce. ASAS is a careful steward of their donors’ money, always putting the needs of their students and partner schools and the intent of their donors at the forefront of their work.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

After-School All-Stars is an amazing and absolutely necessary program that gives kids across the country tons of extra learning opportunities.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Every student matters and gets the individual attention they need. Great program that is going to change the lives of many students.