In After-School All-Stars, we want all our students to have the same opportunities we would want to give our own children. To be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and college, to find a career they love and to give back to their community.
WHY SUPPORT AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS?
Keep Kids Safe
Studies show that 3-6 pm is the prime time when unsupervised students are most likely to become involved with gangs, crime, drugs, and unsafe sex.
Support Under-Served Schools
School based program are efficient (no facility costs), aligned with the school day and returns many activities th at have been cut such as sports, art, music, enrichment and fieldtrip
WHY AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS?
Proven and Entrepreneurial
ASAS programming consists of innovative and creative programs that keep kids safe and active and prepare them for high school and college. We have data to show positive impact on student attendance, behavior, grades and test scores.
Effective and Efficient:
By being part of a national network of chapters we are able to share best practices, training avoid reinventing the wheel. Since our programs take place in schools, we are not a drop in program nor do we have any facility or transportation costs.
Newark spends roughly $23,000 per student annually. ASAS costs roughly $1,000 per student per year. That equates to 50% more time (3 hours + 6 hour school day) for less than 5% of the cost. New York spends roughly $18,000 per student annually. ASAS costs roughly $1,000 per student per year. That equates to 50% more time (3 hours + 6 hour school day) for less than 6% of the cost.
We spend 86 cents of every dollar on programming and Charity Navigator named ASAS a 4 Star Charity, their highest rating
For the past few months After-School All-Stars has been dreaming up a big, bold event that would help us raise cash to support our rapidly expanding programs in Newark and New York. We toyed with a few traditional ideas—cocktail reception, gala—before it dawned on us that we should be holding a fitness event that mirrors the challenge we pose to our All-Stars every day. We ask our All-Stars to dream big. We ask them to reach for the stars. We teach them to make healthy lifestyle choices and challenge them to engage in physical activity on a daily basis.
So why not issue the same challenge to our incredibly loyal network of supporters?
The All-Star Climb4Kids is like no fundraising event you’ve been a part of. If you’ve ever wanted to do more than write a check to support your favorite cause, here is your chance to get really involved. If you’re looking for motivation to stay fit after the summer ends but before the holidays begin, the climb couldn’t land at a better time. If you need an excuse to meet up with friends, here is your chance to train and compete together. If climbing to the 68th floor of a really tall building (4 World Trade Center!) is on your bucket list, well, here’s your chance to scratch it from the list! If you’re an avid stair climber hungry for a fall challenge, this event has your name written all over it.
Are you ready for the challenge?
Thursday, October 22, 2015
4 World Trade Center