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 also enjoy watershed education–an immersive, experiential STEM program centered on our local ecosystem.
Academic Readiness includes a homework hour and other activities designed to build positive academic habits in youth.
•test prep support
•math & science enrichment
•language arts enrichment
Our STEM Learning activities include learning experiences that promote the 4 Cs of 21st century skills (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking).
•coding & robotics
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
In our Career Exploration initiatives, students participate in a series of classes/activities where they get to:
•connect with their personal hobbies and interests
•explore various industries and careers
•engage in field trips, workshops, and presentations
•participate in hands-on experiences to develop skills and acquire industry knowledge
visual & performing arts
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.
•visual & performing arts
•fashion & design
Watershed Education is one of our chapter’s signature STEM programs. The outdoors becomes the classroom for environmental science education, creative student-led projects, and neighborhood stewardship. We actively engage our All-Stars by:
•providing full access to educational and recreational opportunities in watershed education
•teaching students about water quality issues and the interconnectedness between their daily lives and the environment