AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES NEW DONATIONS
Las Vegas – After-School All-Stars Las Vegas (ASAS) is pleased to announce several recent donations that make it possible for the organization to provide free, comprehensive after-school academic and enrichment programs for more than 5,500 underprivileged students in 13 different Clark County School District elementary and middle schools.
- Coca-Cola North America: $20,000
- Mr. Jesse Waits: $10,000
- Cashman Family Foundation: $5,000
“For all students, especially those who are unsupervised, the hours immediately following school are critical,” said Ranna Daud, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas executive director. “We are so grateful for the generosity of our local companies and citizens. These donations help ensure that students are safe as they learn and grow through positive and constructive activities each day after school.”
Three hours a day after school can change a child’s life. In America today, 11.3 million children are alone and unsupervised after school. In Nevada, the number stands at nearly 100,000, and that’s where After-School All-Stars comes in. After-School All-Stars works to encourage students to be successful in school and in life. When surveyed, 97% of Clark County School District teachers at schools with ASAS programs reported that students learned new skills in the ASAS program, 91% reported that ASAS students had a positive attitude about school, and 92% of teachers responded that ASAS students were more confident. Among the ASAS students themselves, 91% reported trying harder in Math and English because they participated in the ASAS program and 87% felt more confident in their ability to get a good job. When ASAS works with students for several years over the course of their elementary and middle schools years, there is a higher likelihood they will graduate and succeed.
ABOUT AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS LAS VEGAS
After-School All-Stars Las Vegas provides opportunities for underprivileged youth to participate in free after-school and summer programs that focus on academics, athletics and cultural enrichment. Local programs include tutoring, homework help, language and literacy skills, arts and crafts, dance, music, computers, chess, creative writing, soccer, swimming, cooking and media – just to name a few. Since its inception, After-School All-Stars has positively affected the lives of more than 100,000 Southern Nevada youth. Today, there are more than 5,500 youth from 13 different schools participating in the program. For more information, visit www.asaslv.org or call (702)-770-7601.