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Justin Hensley, Interim Executive Director
Mary Silverman, Board Chair
ASAS North Texas
2902 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (972) 803-4589
23% Black / African American
Under-resourced kids depend on after-school and summer programs
By Marissa Castro Mikoy | Former North Texas Executive Director | Opinion Contributor, The Hill
This time of year, many families are starting to think about what their kids will do once the school year ends. Summer enrichment camps and activities can be expensive with costs averaging $300 a week. Families who can’t afford afterschool and summer care often have no choice but to leave children home alone or in the care of an older sibling.
I’ve changed a lot since being in After-School All-Stars. It’s more than just something to do after-school. It lets me explore my interests, pushes me to do better, and see a better future for myself!
Tayler, North Texas All-Star
Justin Hensley, Interim North Texas Executive Director
Justin Hensley serves as the Interim Executive Director of After-School All-Stars North Texas. He is s dedicated youth development professional with fifteen years of after school and OST experience. Prior to the new role. he served After-School All-Stars North Texas the previous three years as Program Manager. Before joining All Stars, Justin held the position of Director of Programs and Strategy at Dallas Afterschool where he created and designed curriculum and trainings to strengthen the quality of after school programs in Dallas and beyond. Prior to Dallas Afterschool, Justin worked seven years at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas beginning as a part time activity leader, leading as a Branch Director, and finishing his last four years as an Area Manager overseeing eight sites across the metroplex. He also holds 20 years’ experience in higher education, spending the last seventeen years as an adjunct professor at Mountain View College. Justin, his wife, Jennifer, and their unruly pack of dogs are proud residents of far East Dallas.
Justin is beyond grateful of opportunity to continue his life’s dedication of impacting the lives of Dallas youth with the passionate amazing team at After-School All-Stars North Texas.