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LOCAL STORY: THE SUNSHINE STATE: PALMS AND ORIGAMI CRANES

For the migrant workers and their kids living in lush Homestead, Florida, there’s no vacation wonderland they can escape to. At the southernmost tip of Florida is Homestead, an agricultural community. Acres of lush farmland and raw wilderness stretch as far as the eye can see, with rough roads that school buses can’t travel on easily and without streetlights to break through the darkness when the sun sinks dips into the Atlantic.

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ALL-STARS GROW HERBS AND SEASONAL VEGETABLES WHICH THEY THEN USE IN COOKING CLASS, TAKE HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES AND PREPARE AND SHOWCASE AT SCHOOL COMMUNITY EVENTS.

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Sean Prospect, Executive Director

Carlos Saladrigas Jr., Board Chair

After-School All-Stars South Florida 
Florida International University,
School of Education and Human Development
11200 SW 8th Street, ZEB 313
Miami, FL 33199 

Phone: (305) 348-7904 

 

36 Schools 
3,651 Students

85.4% Qualify for a Free or Discounted Lunch Program

Demographics:

52% Black/African American

45% Latino/a

2% White

1% Other

ASAS SOUTH FLORIDA ALUM TI’ANDRE BELLINGER EXCELS AT POLICE ACADEMY 

“After-School All-Stars doesn’t just change lives, it saves lives, just like it did for me.” – Ti’Andre Bellinger, ASAS Alum  

Miami’s CBS news station recently caught up with ASAS South Florida Alum Ti’Andre Bellinger. Bellinger is training to become a city of Miami police officer and at 19, he’s the leader of his section at the police academy. It was a welcome break from the rigors of the Academy to sit down with his mentor, ASAS South Florida Executive Director Sean Prospect.

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Revenue:

51% Government

11% Event

1% Foundation

1% Corporate

1% Individual

34% Other

Expenses:

94% Program

4% Administration

2% Fundraising

“We strive for our kids to not be shaped by this world and their current circumstances but to rather equip them with as much knowledge and experience as possible to shape the world of the future.”

Sean Prospect, Executive Director  

ASAS HOST A DAY OF PLAY AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

LEADERSHIP HIGHLIGHT

Sean Prospect, Executive Director

Sean Prospect, Executive Director of After-School All-Stars of South Florida/FIU, has been a part of the After-School All-Stars organization since 2004. With his passion for helping others in need, Sean has dedicated his time to serving underprivileged children in the South Florida chapter of the largest middle school focused after-school program in America. By obtaining millions in grants and creating numerous programs for children, he strives to make his community a better and safer place. Sean holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science (2002) and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management (2003) from Florida International University. He was also a four-year member of the FIU Honors College. When Sean is away from work, he loves being active and enjoys spending time with his children reading, cooking, and just being a dad. He is married to his lovely wife, Dawn, and they have two daughters.

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