After School All-Stars

At a Glance

National Office: 
5670 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 620
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323)-938-3232

Ben Paul
People Served: 
70,316
Year Founded: 
1992
Tax ID: 
95-4441208

Focus area(s):

College Access
After-School & Out-of-School
Fitness & Nutrition

Description

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. ASAS is the largest school-based, after-school program specifically targeting middle school students. Of the students we serve, 91% are youth of color, 55% are in the middle school grades, and 85% qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. ASAS serves over 70,000 students at 353 Title I schools across the U.S.—from Hawaii to New York. Our goals for our students are to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go on to college, to find careers they love and give back to their communities. 

Impact and Outcomes

Academic aspirations of ASAS participants are high, with over 50% of students aspiring to a graduate degree.
Most students feel safe at ASAS (92%), and most students feel like they can talk to an adult at ASAS about problems at home or with friends (84%), or with homework (90%).
88% of students who participated in Sports as a Hook programming say they better understand how to make good choices about health and nutrition.
94% of students who participated in We Are Ready said that ASAS made them more confident in their ability to be ready for high school.
92% of Career Exploration Opportunities participants said they better understand about jobs or careers they might like to have when they’re older.

Mission & Goals

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them achieve in school and life. ASAS' accomplishes this by giving our students a safe-haven during the “danger zone” hours of 3pm-6pm – the time of day when youth violence, drug use, and other delinquent behaviors are most likely to occur. During this time, ASAS helps students realize their potential by identifying and fueling student’s individual passions by tying their interests to tailored academic support, enrichment, health and fitness activities. Our vision is for our All-Stars to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go on to college, to find careers they love and then give back to their communities. 

Program

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides free, comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. ASAS gives its students a safe-haven during the “danger zone” hours of 3pm-6pm—the time of day when youth violence, drug use and other delinquent behaviors are most likely to occur. It is a time and space where staff can deeply connect with students, incorporate innovative curricula and equip them with the skills, relationships and experiences they will need to succeed in school, college, the workforce and life.

Research shows that a combination of academics, enrichment activities, and healthy lifestyles improve student achievement significantly more than academics alone. To best equip our students for success, ASAS structures our programs around Three Pillars, taking a holistic approach to extended-day learning: The Academics Pillar provides students with assistance in their academic work, particularly in core subjects, and enhances what they are already learning during the regular school day. The Enrichment Pillar provides children with unique, experiential opportunities to develop extracurricular talents and build their social, artistic, and emotional skills. The Health and Fitness Pillar focuses on diverse, structured physical and nutrition activities that teach kids the importance of healthy living, and leadership. Community service elements are woven into all three pillars to teach students about the value to giving back to their communities and the impact they can have on the world around them.

ASAS has four National Initiative programs that complement our Three Pillars and address the issues most adversely affecting our students and their communities.The Initiative programs are introduced below.

  • We Are Ready, or W.A.R., prepares 8th graders for success in high school and beyond. W.A.R. offers academic support, high school readiness, and college exploration opportunities, helping students make connections between academic and professional success.
  • Career Exploration Opportunities, or CEO, prepares students to thrive in tomorrow’s workplace. CEO is a financial literacy, career development, and entrepreneurialism program. ASAS created CEO to help students learn to be self-sufficient adults, prepare them for the 21st century economy, and inspire long-term career planning.
  • Sports as a Hook, or SAAH, helps students become active, healthy and empowered. SAAH connects sports activities to lessons on leadership, teamwork, resilience, discipline, health, nutrition, community service, gender equality and the environment.
  • Life Service Action, or LSA, develops students’ sense of social responsibility and civic awareness. Through LSA, students design and lead their own service learning projects and participate in community-wide days of service.

By providing a multi-layered intervention model, After-School All-Stars offers a holistic approach to extended day learning. We give youth access to valuable after-school programming that responds to their evolving needs and helps them create their own paths to success.

Impact

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) serves over 70,000 low-income, at-risk youth at 353 Title I schools in 48 cities across the country -- from New York to Hawaii. Of the students we serve, 91% are youth of color, 85% are low-income, and 55% are in the middle school grades. Our goals for our students are to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go on to college, to find careers they love and give back to their communities. To help our students accomplish these goals, ASAS offers our four initiative programs: We Are Ready (W.A.R.), Sports as a Hook (SAAH), Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO), and Life Service Action (LSA). Our programs strive to equip at-risk students with the skills, experience, and perspective necessary for them to confidently aim high and build a successful future.

ASAS measures success against these goals using pre- and post- student surveys and participation tracking through CitySpan. Surveys are administered during the first and last two weeks of the program year by Program Leaders in both paper and electronic form; collected by Site Coordinators and the Program Manager; and sent to the national research and evaluation team. The National Research and Evaluation Manager and the National Evaluation Coordinator will compile, clean, and analyze the data. They will then provide actionable, data-informed feedback to chapters and sites.  Each summer, pre- and post-survey data will be analyzed to examine both group and individual-level changes, as well as provide an end-of-year snapshot of student strengths and areas of growth. Below please find a sampling of ASAS program impact:

 

  • Academic aspirations of ASAS participants are high, with over 50% of students aspiring to a graduate degree.
  • Most students feel safe at ASAS (92%), and most students feel like they can talk to an adult at ASAS about problems at home or with friends (84%), or with homework (90%).
  • 88% of students who participated in SAAH say they better understand how to make good choices about health and nutrition.
  • 83% of SAAH students say they exercise more than they used to.
  • 95% of W.A.R. participants say that ASAS has made them more confident in their ability to do well in school.
  • 91% of W.A.R. participants say they better understand what to expect in high school.
  • 89% of students who participated in W.A.R. said they better understand what they might want to study in college.
  • 92% of CEO participants agree that ASAS helped them better understand about jobs or careers they might like to have when they’re older.
  • 90% of students who participated in CEO said ASAS has made them more confident in their ability to make smart decisions with saving and spending money.
  • 90% of students who did LSA say that because of ASAS they are more confident in their ability to make a difference in their community. 

Growth Plan

Growth plan

ASAS is focused on the following strategies for expansion and growth in 2012:

  1. Launch three new chapters in the next three years: ASAS is currently working to secure a minimum of $3 million in seed funding, which will cover the baseline costs to open three new chapters and support operations for the first three years.
     
  2. Expand the national office’s staff to include a strategic growth team, enhance our development team, and widen and deepen the cadre of services ASAS provides to the 12 chapters. To support these efforts, ASAS is continuing to expand its revenue base and secure diversified funding through foundations, corporations, government agencies, sponsorships, events, and cause marketing campaigns. ASAS has been successful in securing multi-year commitments from new foundation and corporate partners, fostering long-term funding relationships with strategically aligned donors.
     
  3. Work closely with each individual chapter to ensure they have the baseline leadership and infrastructure in place to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. To achieve this goal, ASAS has tailored the MOU process that it utilizes to distribute pass-through grants to the chapters to focus on each individual chapter’s unique needs and goals. In addition, ASAS has established standards for success for its chapters that will be incorporated into the MOU for chapter grants, so that ASAS can leverage the grants to improve chapter capacity and program delivery.

Economic Model:

The After-School All-Stars network is comprised of 12 chapters that are overseen by one national office, with over 4,000 employees and a total budget of $31 million. Each chapter’s budget varies depending on size and capacity; however, on average, an individual school site costs approximately $150,000 and serves 150-200 students. According to the American Federation of Teachers, the average public school spends approximately $10,000 educating one child per year. ASAS spends approximately $1,000 annually to educate and provide comprehensive academic, enrichment and health and fitness programs to one child, extending the school day by 50% (3 hours) for only 10% of the cost.

70% of ASAS Network funding is derived from government sources – approximately half of which consists of federal funding and half of which is state, city, and district revenue. The remaining 30% of funding is private revenue from foundations, corporations, events, and individuals. The financial relationship between the national office and the 12 chapters is that each chapter and the national office are, for the most part, responsible for raising funds independently. However, the national office grants each chapter between $50,000 -$300,000 each year to support core programming and the implementation of ASAS’ four key initiatives. In addition, ASAS’ national office provides functional support to the chapters, which includes curriculum, professional development, trainings, evaluation, operations, and marketing and communication services. ASAS also provides extensive support to help chapters develop the fundraising skills, resources, tools and connections they need to raise money for their programs locally.

ASAS ensures the long-term sustainability of the National Office through:

  1. Continually cultivating a diverse pool of strategically aligned donors (which include corporate, foundation, government, and event revenue streams);
     
  2. Building a group of core, sustaining partners, with a focus on securing multi-year commitments and 3) Engaging new corporate and foundation funders to support the roll-out of ASAS’ Four National Initiatives.

Location of Sites

National Office: 
5670 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 620
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323)-938-3232
List of locations

To make a contribution to a program site:

  1. Click on the "Make a Contribution Now" button and include the name, city and state of the program you would like to support, in the "notes" text box on the organization's donation form, if available.
  2. If a "notes" or "designation" box is not available, write the city and state on your check in the "notes" section or call the national office to designate your contribution to a local program site.

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Financials

Most Recent Budget

Year Ended:

2017

REVENUE

Corporate Grants: 
$3,706,530
Foundation Grants: 
$3,055,032
Government Funding: 
$2,356,000
Contributions from Individuals: 
$976,825
Special Events: 
$1,070,850
Program Services Fees: 
$0
Membership Dues: 
$0
Other Earned Income: 
$0
Other Revenue: 
$482,725
Other Revenue (Description): 
Cause Marketing
Total Revenue: 
$11,647,962

EXPENSES

Salaries, Related Salaries & Professional Fees: 
$6,221,375
Occupancy: 
$371,487
Travel & Entertainment: 
$197,483
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage: 
$495,632
Telephone & Communications: 
$74,780
Payments to Affiliates: 
$761,897
Other Expenses: 
$1,325,334
Other Expenses (Description): 
Other Expenses (Marketing & Communication): $224,600.00
Other Expenses (Capital Outlay) $111,885.00
Other Expenses (Benefits): $1,182,061.00
Total Expenses: $10,966,534.00
   
Other Expenses (Description): 

Total Expenses: 
$9,447,988

NET GAIN/LOSS

Net Gain/Loss: 
$2,199,974

Prior Year Actuals

Year Ended:

2016

REVENUE

Corporate Grants: 
$1,068,973
Foundation Grants: 
$3,566,514
Government Funding: 
$1,661,152
Contributions from Individuals: 
$1,976,634
Program Services Fees: 
$0
Membership Dues: 
$0
Other Earned Income: 
$0
Other Revenue: 
$291,276
Other Revenue (Description): 
Cause Marketing: $110,536.00
Special Events: 
$1,160,740
Total Revenue: 
$9,725,289

EXPENSES

Salaries, Related Salaries & Professional Fees: 
$4,338,803
Occupancy: 
$259,657
Travel & Entertainment: 
$168,577
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage: 
$34,158
Telephone & Communication: 
$60,480
Payments to Affiliates: 
$1,361,545
Other Expenses: 
$887,723
Other Expenses (Description): 
Other Expenses (Program Expenses): $966,763.00
Other Expenses (Marketing & Communication): $170,305.00
Other Expenses (Capital Outlay) $68,469.00
Other Expenses (Benefits): $690,214.00
Services and Operating:

$8,843,839.00


$759,026.00

 

Total Expenses: 
$7,110,943

NET GAIN/LOSS

Net Gain / Loss: 
$2,614,346

Major Funders

New York Life Foundation

Charles Stuart Mott Foundation

Fox Sports Network National

Mazda Foundation

Metro PCS

Mondelez International Foundation

Westime

Windsong Trust

GlaxoSmithKline

Best Buy Foundation

JCPenney Cares

Teza Technologies

NewsCorp