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Program Partners

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT):

NJIT is the state’s technological research university, committed to the pursuit of excellence– in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education, preparing students for productive careers and amplifying their potential for lifelong personal and professional growth. NJIT contributes to the state’s economic development through the state’s largest business incubator system, workforce development, joint ventures with government and the business community, and through the development of intellectual property; in service to both its urban environment and the broader society of the state and nation by conducting public policy studies, making educational opportunities widely available, and initiating community-building projects. NJIT college students serve as ASAS Program Leaders, as well as mentor our All-Stars.

Classroom Inc.:

Classroom, Inc. is a nonprofit that helps students in high-poverty communities develop literacy and leadership skills. This summer we implemented their curriculum in our summer program using their approach by creating digital learning games and curriculum set in the professional world and supporting educators in creating student-centered classrooms, we invite students to take charge of their learning.

Newark Mentoring Movement:

Founded in 2012, Newark Mentoring Movement’s vision is to expand mentorship opportunities in the Greater Newark Area. To achieve their goal, NMM makes mentorship an enviable experience with shared benefits and accountability for mentors and mentees. The Newark Mentoring Movement is a, matchmaker, connecting
individuals, organizations and communities to existing mentoring programs to empower Newark’s youth and powerfully transform our beloved Brick City. By promoting best practices and strong, long-term mentoring relationships, the Newark Mentoring Movement strives to have an exponential impact on Newark’s
youth. ASAS Newark works with NMM to create effective, sustainable mentorship experiences for Newark students.

New York Red Bulls:

The New York Red Bulls are an American professional soccer team based in Harrison, New Jersey. The team competes in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). It is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception in 1994.The New York Red Bulls are dedicated to giving back to the community in which they live and work. Through the involvement of Red Bulls players, coaches, and staff, along with the support of their fans, they seek to make a positive impact in the community on and off the field.

Afterschool Alliance:

The Afterschool Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. The Afterschool Alliance works with the Administration, the U.S. Congress, governors, mayors and advocates across the country.

America’s Promise:

America’s Promise Alliance is a coalition dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, bringing together more than 400 national organizations representing nonprofits, businesses, communities, educators and policymakers. America’s Promise was founded under the premise of five “promises” considered the fundamental resources young people need to succeed: Caring Adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others.

Bricks 4 Kidz:

Bricks 4 Kidz is devoted to providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, and we play with LEGO® Bricks. Classes are designed to teach the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, built around our proprietary model plans, created by engineers and architects.

Rutgers University:

RU-N is a diverse, urban, public research university that is an anchor institution in New Jersey’s cultural capital. Approximately 12,000 students are currently enrolled at its 38-acre campus in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered through the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College, the Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick, the School of Law-Newark, the School of Criminal Justice, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Newark Fairmount Promise Neighborhood:

NFPN is a collaborative of resident, service, non-profit, philanthropic and government organizations working together to support development in the Fairmount community of Newark, NJ. NFPN is one of more than 40 federal Promise Neighborhoods across the country operating under the shared vision that “all children and youth growing up in Promise Neighborhoods have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career.

Soccer For Success:

Since its founding in 1994, the Foundation has established programs proven to help children embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth beyond sports. Its cost-effective, high-impact initiatives offer safe environments where kids and communities thrive.

12 Comics:

Founded in 2003, 12Comics is a unique Interdisciplinary Literacy Support (ILS) service for children, youth and adults. It is the only recognized organization in the United States to use the creation of a superhero, custom comic book and superhero trading cards as instructional tools. These tools have been able to support and enhance literacy, reading, writing, and mathematics.

Write Brain:

WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS are richly illustrated, textless books, with lines on the pages, ready for any writer’s content. They are designed to ignite and inspire creativity and imagination in kids of all ages. Our books enable kids to write their own stories, publish beautiful hardcover copies, and build a personal library of self-authored books.

Mass Mutual:

FutureSmart Digital by MassMutual is an online education program for middle and high-school students across the US that provides an interactive and fun user experience that highlights the importance of sound financial decisions. The program’s goal is to impact the financial education of 2 Million students by 2020, having reached over half a million since launching in 2015.