ASAS New York Student
Brian Foster succeeded on the court but struggled in the classroom. Rather than giving up on Brian’s academics, ASAS discovered a way to combine his passion for basketball with his educational objectives. Brian is now an above-average student and the only 9th grader to start on the varsity basketball team.
“[After-School All-Stars] taught me a lot and helped me not only with school related things but with personal things. I have learned that everything is not always about me and that giving does not always mean that you get something back. I learned to be a leader, and to be who you are because there is no one better.”
“Being an All-Star means a lot to me. It was the first time I was part of a team in the United States. I had my first experience playing basketball with All-Stars and was also able to improve on my reading and math skills. Now, in the 8th grade I qualify to take my New York State Math regents exam and am in honors classes!”
“Zapphire is from Brooklyn, NY. One of her favorite classes is GoGirlGo! a female sports and leadership program. Over the course of the program, Zapphire explored fun ways to stay active, through dance, yoga, and step as well as learning the link between eating and sleeping habits and overall health. Over the course of the school year, Zapphire made incremental strides in her physical activity and marked progress in choosing healthier food options. Zapphire was chosen to be New York’s Yabbie, and visited Washington D.C. this past summer!”