Melissa Ponzio is asking you to “Be the person you needed when you were younger”

"Be the person you needed when you were younger" - Melissa Ponzio, Actress

Melissa Ponzio

I read this inspiring quote, ‘Be the person you needed when you were younger”, and it really made me think of how I could do just that… After-School All-Stars is a program that allows us to be present with kids that need support and laughs and a safe place. It’s a gift to them, and to yourself in helping someone along their path in life.

When I was younger, I remember teachers bringing ‘special guest’ to class. I remember firemen, zookeepers, artists, even a baker once, who came and basically played with us. But as I look back, it was more than that, they were opening my eyes to possibilities in life…I wanted to do something just like that when I had something to give back. After-School All-Stars provides a wonderful platform of sharing, both for guests and students. I feel and learn just as much from the kids as hopefully they do from me.

Know Your Heart

25 middle-schoolers and special guests, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Melissa Ponzio, invite us to take a look inside ourselves and think about what type of heart we hold. Is your “Heart in the Right Place”? Do you have a “Heart of Gold”?