"Keeping children safe and helping them succeed in school and in life"

After School Programs

After-School Programs build skills, confidence and lives
Our comprehensive after-school programs are designed to build upon all the learning achieved during the school day.  That’s why a program started initially to keep children off the streets has evolved into a multi-faceted program that gives at-risk children a real chance to realize their potential for a life time of success.  Our programs incorporate the three pillars of Academics, Enrichment and Health & Fitness in order to address the development needs of the whole child.

In June 2008, After-School All-Stars of New York (ASASNY) and St. John’s University (STJ) have been awarded two 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grants from New York State Department of Education totaling $6 million in renewable funding over five years.  With the new 21st CCLC 5 year renewable grants, ASASNY offers a 30 week continuous after-school program at two middle schools in Queens, J.H.S. 217 and I.S. 192.  These comprehensive, free of cost programs are offered during the school year, Monday through Friday, 2:30-5:30 PM, at the respective school sites.

Our programs prepare children to succeed in school and become productive members of their communities. Academic programs utilize certified teachers to provide homework assistance, test preparation and individualized tutoring in core subjects such as English and Math. Staff members form relationships with the local school principals and faculty to offer academic activities that build on and reinforce material covered during the day. ASAS also helps students develop vital “21st Century skills” they will need for jobs in the future – skills such as using technology, public speaking, critical thinking, teamwork, and creative problem solving.

Highlights of academic activities:

  • Homework Help
  • Robotics
  • Tivitz/Logic
  • Mad Science
  • Aquarium World
  • Pet Vet
  • Newspaper Club

Our programs allow children to explore their passions, learn new skills and participate in fun experiential learning opportunities. Typical ASAS activities chosen by participants include art, debate, filmmaking, student government, mock trial, music, dance, drama, journalism, cooking, fashion design and entrepreneurship. Classes are often taught by professionals in their respective fields. The project based enrichment classes may incorporate field trips, career exploration and public service projects, and culminate in Showcase Events to highlight student skills and achievements in front of family and friends.

Engaging and fun enrichment programs:

  • Creative Catering
  • Graffiti Art
  • Wii Play
  • Music Exchange Program
  • Film and Photography
  • Girls Lounge
  • Choir

Health and Fitness:
We provide a safe and structured environment for youth to learn and participate in physical activities like soccer, volleyball, basketball, hiking and hip-hop dance.  Trained staff members use research-based curricula to teach students about the importance of nutrition and healthy living.  Many chapters hold large annual sporting events and fitness expos for their participants.  ASAS staff, trained in sports-based youth development, stress the importance of sportsmanship, character, resilience and leadership skills, more so than winning.

Interactive health and fitness activities:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Badminton
  • Dance, Step & Cheer
  • Flag Football
  • Cricket
  • Rugby

In order to be effective, our programs incorporate the following proven cornerstones: strong school partnerships, physical and emotional safety, caring youth-adult relationships, student voice and choice, intentional skill building, community and family engagement.

After-School All-Stars of New York
8000 Utopia Parkway
St. John Hall #216
Jamaica, New York, 11439
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