After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Los Angeles strives to empower students through mentorship. We realize the importance of a strong, supportive community in our students’ lives. One of the stories that has deeply impacted us is that of Reshanda Gray. She grew up in a one-bedroom apartment, where her parents battled with drug and alcohol abuse. She vividly remembers the day she was separated from her mother. “I was kicking and screaming,” says Reshanda. “For us to be driving away in the back of a police car and have your mom chasing the car down. No kid should have to go through that…”
Soon after, Reshanda found herself in our ASAS program, which quickly became her safe place. Through our mentorship program, she found her life-long mentor, Tyrone Dinnen, who encouraged her to try basketball, giving her life new direction and focus. Joining a team and becoming more active helped build her confidence and natural talents, ultimately leading to a full scholarship at UC Berkeley and her current career as a professional athlete. Reshanda is now a WNBA player for the New York Liberty.
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Since 2005, Ana Campos, President & CEO, has grown ASAS-LA from serving 800 students in four schools to 14,000 students in 52 K-12 schools. She is a past member of the League of California After-School Providers; the California Afterschool Network Executive Committee, co-chairing their Policy Committee and Nominating Committee; LA PASE Executive Committee; the California Department of Education Regional Learning Center Initiative; the City of Los Angeles Children’s Museum Commission, and San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Board of Directors and has served on the founding Board of Directors for 2 Charter Schools in Los Angeles. In 2016, she was nominated two times by the Los Angeles Business Journal in the categories of Philanthropist of the Year and Leadership Excellence. Ana spends much of her free time with her three children and travels as frequently as time allows.