What is your mission?
This mission of After-School All-Stars is to provide comprehensive after school programs that keep children safe that help them succeed in school and in life.
What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space?
ASAS serves 72,053 low-income, at-risk youth at 326 Title I schools in 17 major cities across the country — from New York to Hawaii. Our programs make a life changing impact on youth across America, and we’re able to do this thanks to the unique position of after-school. ASAS creates strong partnerships with school leaders to build creative, engaging programs to keep active and healthy, graduation high school, attend college, and find careers they love! Last year, 98% of the All-Stars that attended ASAS in Newark & New York. reported that they try harder in their math classes and 100% feel more confident in reading and writing.
What is your organization up to at the moment & how can CUP Members be involved?
We have really exciting volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in supporting our mission! We have volunteer opportunities if someone is looking to directly work with our All-Stars or interested in supporting our upcoming events in the spring and the fall. You can join us from April 25th-29th for NYC Camp Hoop Heroes, a weeklong leadership basketball camp! Mentors run drills, play full court games, participate in mentorship activities, and break bread nightly. Other direct service volunteer opportunities are attached. We are also looking for volunteers for our “Urban Youth Project” at the Bronx Museum this Spring, as well as for our high-rise stair climb at 4 World Trade Center, this fall. There are many ways to get involved! Please email Melissa Neubart at ASAS, Melissa@as-as.org if you’re interested in learning more.