September 9, 2019
Columbus, OH – After-After-School All-Stars (ASAS) announced today they were again awarded a grant from the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to continue their work offering a comprehensive afterschool program to at-risk children in Columbus and Toledo.
ASAS has been helping at-risk students right here in Ohio since 2001. After-School All-Stars provides free, high-quality afterschool programs to low-income, inner-city youth. It provides 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 programming, students are provided with academic support- especially in math and literacy, health and wellness activities, enrichment opportunities, and a warm meal. Families rely on ASAS programming to ensure their children are safe, nurtured and are getting the extra support they need.
In line with Governor DeWine’s Children’s Initiative, ASAS believes that all children deserve quality learning experiences to help them succeed in school and in life. With the continued support of the Governor’s Office, ASAS will continue to make strides toward closing the opportunity gap so all children have access to a promising future.
To learn more about After-School All-Stars Ohio and how you can get involved, go to www.asasohio.org, or call 614-257-1678.