AmeriCorps National Direct FY 2011(New)
After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them achieve in school and in life to 81,000 low income students at 453 schools in 12 cities nationwide. In response to the high school dropout crisis, ASAS launched the We Are Ready program to support 8th graders transitioning to high school. In response to the youth obesity crisis, ASAS launched Sports As A Hook to promote physical fitness, nutrition and life skills. ASAS seeks support from AmeriCorps to develop these two new initiatives within all ASAS chapters.