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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 over 70,000 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 a holistic approach to extended day learning. Our four national initiatives include We Are Ready (W.A.R.), Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO), Sports as a Hook (SAAH), and Life Service Action (LSA). W.A.R. prepares 8th graders for success in high school and beyond through academic support, high school readiness, and college exploration opportunities. CEO prepares students to thrive in tomorrow’s workplace through financial literacy, career development, entrepreneurialism, and STEM programming. SAAH helps students become active, healthy, and empowered by connecting sports to lessons on leadership, teamwork, resilience, discipline, health, nutrition, and gender equality. LSA develops students' sense of social responsibility through student-led service learning projects and community-wide days of service.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Cathy117

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASAS is the best non-profit I have worked with! They are a spectacular organization that puts their students first. The excitement I saw in the kids at the CEO Relay Race I worked with them on was amazing. I recommend everyone find time to partner with ASAS. I'm looking forward to the next event!

Mary454

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience with the After-School All-Stars program is meeting and supporting the training of the amazing educators who inspire and motivate youth to engage and learn in areas of their interest. Photographers, chefs, DJs, sportspeople, gamers, dancers, artists to name a few! http://infinitylearn.org/ Such enthusiastic, open-to-learning young people!

Donor

Rating: 5

After-School All-Stars provides unprecedented services to our nation's youth, in the most needy neighborhoods. The results are spectacular. And as a company that has chosen to raise money in support of ASAS's mission, the charity never ceases to show their genuine appreciation of our donations, as well as the results of what those donations lead to.

Kimmy2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for FOX Sports Florida, and have been involved with the After School All-Stars program since I started here two years ago. ASAS is an organization that I 100 percent stand behind because I have seen what a positive influence it is in the lives' of children who need it. Last Spring, I was able to take part in the first "After School All-Stars Girl Power Panel" to celebrate the 30th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The young girls who attended the panel were so passionate about ASAS, their goals, and how ASAS can help them achieve their goals. It was very refreshing to see an organization that was encouraging young women to value both hard work and themselves. I left that day incredibly inspired!

http://www.foxsports.com/florida/video/fox-sports-florida-after-school-all-stars-girl-power-panel-020816

Donor

Rating: 5

After-school All-stars is a high-impact organization which runs afterschool programs across the country, serving 70,000 kids mostly in low-income communities. We've had the pleasure of getting to know the organization in depth and came away extremely impressed by its scale, impact, and incredibly dedicated and high-caliber team.

Juvenile crime peaks between 3-6pm, and ASAS not only provides youth a safe haven during these critical hours, but takes it a step further by implementing evidence-based curricula that incorporates academic enrichment, as well as fitness and nutrition. ASAS youth are happier, healthier, and more equipped to succeed in life.