Our creative writing teacher Ms. Crystal created a Christmas story with her 1st graders! This semester she's working on story making. She loves encouraging her children to use their imagination and be creative. Merry Christmas! 🎄 #AfterSchoolAllStars #PS272

After-School All-Stars has accepted the Feeding America challenge and will be looking to provide 150,000 meals to those in need by January 16, 2018. Please share this post, donate on our page (linked below in the comments) and let us know if you want to join us on MLK Day for our Day of Service

After-School All-Stars of New York was live.

After-School All-Stars of New York was live.

After-School All-Stars of New York was live.

After-School All-Stars of New York was live.

After-School All-Stars of New York was live.

The Students enjoy opening entertainment at the Annual Winter Wonderland #FamilyNight #AfterSchoolAllStars

Mrs. Beltran's class are making skirts for the Dress For Freedom Fashion show in January! Can't wait to see how these turn out! 👗😁 #AfterSchoolAllStars #PS272

The arts teach our children different ways to express feelings, how to keep an open mind, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Support creativity now: http://www.asasny.org/donate-now/

These students were prepping to present their view in a debate activity in the Character and Leadership Class! #AfterSchoolAllStars #PS272 🎓

Love and support are what fuels confidence, motivation and a path to success. Show your love for after-school: http://www.asasny.org/donate-now/

Who says you have to buy a board game? Our All-stars are making their own. 😉 Our art teacher Mrs. Beltran said this activity helps our children work together and enforces their creativity! #AfterSchoolAllStars #PS272 ✂️🖍

Who says you have to buy a board game? Our All-stars are making their own. 😉 Our art teacher Mrs. Beltran said this activity helps our children work together and enforces their creativity! #AfterSchoolAllstars #PS272 ✂️🖍

We know we've done our job when we see this kind of self-confidence on the faces of our All-Stars. Join the self-confidence business: asasny.org/donate-now

Let's keep our youth safe and give them the space to experiment, create and lead. Give the gift of a safe environment by donating here: asasny.org/donate-now

Listen in as 12-year-old Shey shares in her own words how being an After-School All-Stars participant has inspired her to become a leader.

The All-Stars programs at our schools would not be possible without the program staff! As we close out our week, we want to take the opportunity to thank the men and women who bring our programs to life! Thank you Program team!

“Working for an organization like After-School All-Stars was definitely one of the best things that happened to me. I was given so many different opportunities to be who I was while teaching the minds of our future leaders. One thing that I loved about ASAS was that the possibilities of workshops, classes, and projects were endless and If you were passionate about something, you were allowed an open space to teach what you love. Working at the Dual Language Middle School gave me the gift of making an impact. Most of my students were English Language Learners so the struggles they faced everyday for example with just trying to do their homework was something I couldn’t imagine. No matter how many times they cried out of frustration, I let them know that not knowing a language didn’t mean they weren’t smart, it just meant they had to work twice as hard and that they had to be patient with themselves. My students were one of the main reasons I came to work everyday, they made me realize how much I loved my job and how much I wanted to give back as an Educator. Watching their growth was one of the most rewarding moments. The other reason why work was great was my amazing ASAS team. My supervisors believed in me and my aspirations in teaching and supported me in anyway they could and helped me grow as a person. They gave me the extra push and saw something in me and let me give back to these students. My coworkers were my backbone, without them and their helping hands I wouldn’t have had successful classes. Thank you ASAS for an amazing experience and for being apart of my growth as a teacher!! I didn’t know I could love a place so much and you will always be a part of that year of growth for me. And I’m forever grateful!” - Zelaina

Our jewelry makers are preparing for their Winter Wonderland shop and display on December 20th! Here are just a few of the fabulous sets that have been created with Program Leader Ms. Carmen! #CEO #Iheartafterschool #kidentrepreneurs

Celebrate the season of joy, along with our 73,000 All-Stars. Share what’s in your heart, Donate Today! www.asasny.org/donate-now

Celebrate the season of joy along with our 73,000 All-Stars. Share what’s in your heart, Donate Today! www.asasny.org/donate-now

We’re getting ready for the holiday spirit at DLMS!

Let's teach our children to think in terms of "we" and "us." Show us your team spirit: give back today www.asasny.org/donate-now