Success Stories

Brianna D.
8th grade
“[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.”
Rolphson C.
8th Grade
“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!”


7th Grade
“At ASAS’ annual summer camp, “STEM CampUs”, Nylea and her team presented an “elevator pitch” to inform a panel of STEM professionals about their concept for an innovative, social-conscious new app: Angel Med Cade. The group’s app idea won 2nd place in the elevator pitch competition, and Nylea’s presentation skills shone! This experience, as well as the many other activities at CampUs, taught Nylea the importance of working as a team. ““I learned that it is important to work together as a group and meet new people. I met kids from all over and some from Newark and we all became friends. I felt comfortable,” Nylea said after attending the camp. Participating in STEM CampUs was a unique and revelatory experience for Nylea: her ambition and drive led her to apply for STEM CampUs. Besides STEM, Nylea loves basketball! She teaches her peers the fundamentals of basketball at ASAS.  Her involvement and leadership at ASAS led Nylea to be awarded her school’s All-Star of the year!!”