Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a national non-profit organization which provides free, daily afterschool programs to nearly 75,000 children in need on over 350 school sites in 19 chapters across the U.S. Our goals for our All Stars is to be healthy and active, to graduate high school, to find a job that they love and to give back to their communities. We achieve this by identifying and fueling our students’ individual passions, tying their interests to tailored academic support, enrichment and health and fitness programming.
The Ohio chapter of ASAS was founded in 2000 in Columbus and expanded to serve two additional cities in 2012. Currently ASAS Ohio offers programming to students in Columbus and Toledo with a separate office in Cleveland run by the ASAS Cleveland team.
ASAS provides programs and transformative opportunities that help students develop the skills, knowledge, and habits needed to succeed in life, school, and their future career. We deliver comprehensive programs to our students for three hours a day Monday-Friday in four primary focus areas: Academics, Health & Fitness, Social-Emotional Learning, and Enrichment.
During our first programming hour, students transition from the school day to the after-school program by enjoying a warm meal and engaging in active play activities. This less structured time ensures students have devoted screen-free time as well as unstructured play time which has been shown to support the development of social emotional skills, in particular communication and collaboration skills.
After meal time students rotate between 4 blocks:
Block A: Homework support and self directed sensory boxes
Block B: LitART—ASAS Ohio’s chosen literacy intervention program.
Block C: iReady Tech Time or Cultural Studies—iReady is a comprehensive assessment and instructional program students use during the school day. The academic based cultural studies class focuses on current events and the telling of stories of people from all walks of life as well as allowing our own students a space to share their stories.
Block D: Daily rotation between enrichment, social-emotional learning, or health and fitness activities.