After-School All-Stars Philadelphia & Camden offers a holistic approach to extended-day learning and helps youth develop the necessary life skills (attributes, attitudes, and characteristics) to succeed in school and beyond.
Our All-Stars participate in activities that develop their skills, build their desire for mastery, and increase their levels of engagement. Research shows that a combination of academics, enrichment activities, and healthy lifestyles improve student achievement significantly more than academics alone.
Our curriculum is structured around five core programs: academic readiness, visual & performing arts, STEM learning, health & wellness, and career exploration. Our All-Stars enjoy watershed education–an immersive, experiential STEM program centered on our local ecosystem.
Academic Readiness at After-School All-Stars includes a homework hour and other activities designed to build positive academic habits in youth.
•math & science enrichment
•language arts enrichment
Our Visual & Performing Arts programs play a vital role in helping our youth self-express, gain confidence, build empathy, and explore social justice, race, and equity.
•arts & crafts
Our STEM Learning activities include Watershed Education and learning experiences that promote the “4 Cs” (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking).
Our Health & Wellness initiatives include a variety of programs that keep youth active, inform them about nutrition, reinforce healthy eating habits, and explore fitness.
•cooking, nutrition, and gardening
Career Exploration programs allow students to explore various jobs, connect with their personal interests, and participate in hands-on experiences to develop skills and acquire industry knowledge.
•field trips and workshops
•engage in hands-on skills