After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Founded by Arnold Schwartzenegger, Celebrated Last Week

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) was founded in 1992 by Arnold
and provides after school care and college-track prep
for low-income Middle Schoolers. The program just started in
Philadelphia. (Did you know that  the peak time for crime and kids getting into drugs is right after school.) Last week AFAS held a VIP reception at Bahdeebahdu, a
NoLib art gallery at 1522 N. American Street .

Reynelle Brown Staley accepts a Citation from Deputy Mayor Richard
. With Aaron Dworkin, Heather Nesle, and Annie Duke, board member
(and runner-up on Celebrity Apprentice, and former World Series of Poker
Avery Thornburg and
Reynelle Brown Staley,
Executive Director of After School All Stars
Derrick West and
Melanie London
Heather Nesle President of New York Life Foundation, Douglas Garvey, and Sean Garvey.

  ASAS is celebrating two decades of empowering youth across the nation. The
mission established at our founding, to give children the tools they
need to have successful futures, has remained constant. How we fulfill
that mission has evolved. We started in Los Angeles with 40,000 youth
competing in summer time athletic and academic competitions, and now we
provide comprehensive out-of-school time programs to 87,377 participants
at 367 schools. (This programs work to keep kids occupied and interested)
Vicki Ellis, John Tupponce,
and Amelia Brown all with the School District of Philadelphia.

Brett Forcine, Emily
and Avery Thonburg.

Justin King and Ted Deutsch
President of Taft and Partners.


 Reynelle Brown Staley, Executive Director of After School All Stars

Helen Gym (who recently announced her candidacy for City Council Person at Larger), Ami Patel
Hopkins, Anthony Hopkins,
and Tony Coppola.
Richard Negrin and Justin

 The after-school hours provide a uniquely creative and entrepreneurial
time in the field of public education. By teaming up with principal and
faculty at each site, we’re able to identify each student’s specific
needs and tailor programming to supplement the existing efforts at
school. Our Cornerstones lay the foundation for our unique, effective
after-school programming.
. RJ Thornburg and Tracy

Rob Recine Managing Partner
New York Life and Heather Nesle President of  New York Life Foundation.

Thanks to an incredible grant from the New York Life Insurance Company Foundation, After-School All-Stars Philadelphia
opened their doors to serve the students of Philadelphia. Last week,
New York Life employees joined our kids to celebrate our partnership
through a hand-on reception at one of our school sites. Students and
adults worked side by side to create care packages and Valentine’s Day
cards to support local homeless citizens. Afterwards, guests were
invited to an evening reception at a local art gallery to learn more
about our programs, mingle and enjoy food and beverages.