After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides afterschool programs to island keiki in ten schools on Oahu and Hawaii Island.
These programs help keep kids safe and help them succeed in school and in life.
According to Jim Polk, ASAS Board Member, the after-school hours can be dangerous ones for children.
“The U.S. Department of Justice reports that 29 percent of all juvenile offenses occur on school days between 2 and 8 p.m. The number of violent crimes committed doubles in the hour immediately after school is let out,” says Polk.
He adds, “Providing students a safe place to go after-school with engaging programs is so important. After-School All-Stars provides that for our students.”
After-School All-Stars offer a variety of classes at the schools.
Some examples are: football, media, volleyball, art, piano, coding and more.
“Our students have field trips galore, community service projects and career exploration. In fact, at Jarrett Middle School, our students do a full-length Disney Jr. musical,” says Polk.
Programs are for three hours every day after school and is free for students registered at that public school, students from surrounding private schools and students in the area who are homeschooled.
After-School All-Stars is having their 9th annual All-Star Affair this Friday, 8/17 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
“It’s always such a great night for our corporate sponsors, school administrators and legislators to come together to show that after school matters,” says Polk.
Tickets are still available for this event.
For more info on the event or to register for the program, go to https://www.asashawaii.org.