Our Work

Since 1992, we have been working to close the opportunity gap and empower youth. We provide students with critical academic and emotional support to help mitigate learning loss and promote mental health.

Thanks to compassionate supporters like you, we’re helping more young students than ever.

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    students & families served

    by After-School All-Stars in 2021

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    ASAS sites

    including schools, recreation centers, housing authorities, and more

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    of students

    qualify for free or reduced lunch programs

After-School All-Stars basically changed me as a person. I didn’t talk to many people. Now I go out more and meet new people. I’m more kind.
— Carlos All-Star Student
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After-School All-Stars provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life.


Our vision is for our All-Stars to be safe and healthy, graduate high school, go to college, find careers they love, and give back to their communities.

Core Programs

Our core programs help students develop a wide range of essential skills, knowledge, and habits.

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    Health & Wellness

  • Health and wellness programs encourage healthy habits like daily exercise, healthy eating, and life skills development by offering opportunities for physical activity, fresh food preparation, and mindfulness.

    Program examples: nutrition and cooking, soccer, yoga, boxing, meditation

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    Academic Readiness

  • Academic readiness programs give our students the support and homework help they need to build positive academic behaviors at school that can lead to success in high school and beyond.

    Program examples: homework assistance, college visits, leadership preparation

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    Career Exploration

  • Career exploration programs expose our students to career pathways and industry mentors. Students develop strategies for realizing career and education goals while building hard and soft skills.

    Program examples: field trips and professional workplace visits, expert panel discussions, mentorship

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    STEM Learning

  • STEM content (science, technology, engineering and math) is taught through project-based learning experiences that also reinforce valuable life skills like collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and creativity.

    Program examples: computer science, environmental literacy, chemistry, coding

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    Visual & Performing Arts

  • Visual and performing arts programs build confidence, encourage self-expression, and develop technical and leadership skills. Arts programs include many courses that have been cut from traditional school programming.

    Program examples: dance, filmmaking, painting, acting, music production

  • North Texas Awarded Grant for Girls in STEM!

    ASAS North Texas received $25,000 from High Tech High Heels to continue their #FemSTEM program, which will serve approximately 845 girls by July 2023! #FemSTEM is a STEM enrichment club dedicated to closing the opportunity gap while addressing the underrepresentation of women in STEM careers through intentional STEM programs. This dedicated space will help students gain …

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    And We’re Back!

    Back to School season is in full swing! Check out what Back to School looks like across the country: ASAS Tampa Bay welcomed students at three program sites. At Cristo Rey High School, our students will learn about career readiness, which includes programming about basic finances, resume writing, public speaking, entrepreneurship, and more. At Pepin, Tampa’s …

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    Timeline 30 Years

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