After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Las Vegas focuses on exposing students to off campus activities that better connects them to the great outdoors, mentors, and overall career opportunities. Since 2007, ASAS Las Vegas has provided Lifetime Adventures classes to connect underserved students to environments outside their neighborhoods and to promote youth outdoor learning and wilderness travel. The program uses outdoor activities as a tool to develop positive social skills that transfer directly to each student’s day-to-day life. Youth involved in Lifetime Adventures are educated about responsibility, teamwork, trust, personal growth, community service learning and stewardship for the environment. Students plan and participate in field trips to nearby places such as Mt. Charleston and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. We choose to highlight outdoor learning because we know the impact it has on our students’ grades, stress levels, motivation, and overall behavior. We want our students to experience the outdoor world for themselves and not just read about it in textbooks.
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- Hispanic/Latinx 51%
- Black/African American 20%
- Other 14%
- Asian American/Pacific Islander4%
- Native American/Alaskan Native 1%
- 76% Program
- 14% Fundraising
- 10% Administration
Jodi Manzella joined After-School All-Stars Las Vegas in 2016 to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. Manzella oversees all operations of the nonprofit that serves low-income youth at elementary and middle schools in the Clark County School District with free, comprehensive after-school academic and enrichment programs designed to help children succeed in school and in life. Active in the community, Manzella volunteers with Junior League of Las Vegas and Leadership Las Vegas, a program from which she graduated in 2006 and continues to serve. A long-time Southern Nevada resident, Manzella graduated from Clark High School before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno. When she’s not busy running ASAS, she likes to spend quality time with her husband, Jeff, and their son.