April 2012 Edition | After-School All-Stars Official Newsletter 

A Note from Our Directors

Hello, and welcome to the All-Star Report:

We want to share with you some of the exciting changes taking place at After-School All-Stars Ohio.  We recently announced that After-School All-Stars Columbus is now After-School All-Stars Ohio.  The name change is a result of our partnership with the Ohio Governor’s Office of Community and Faith Based Initiatives. This partnership will not only allow us to expand our programming to Toledo and Dayton, but also to serve hundreds more of Ohio’s children.

This month also marks the beginning of programming at our three new schools in Columbus: Moler Elementary, Columbus Collegiate Academy and Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys. These schools will continue with After-School All-Stars during the 2012-2013 school year.
We want to continue to keep you updated on the growth here at ASAS Ohio. So, please be sure to friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Sienna Daniel & Aslyne Rodriguez
Co-Executive Directors

After-School All-Stars Ohio


Global Youth Service Day: Franklin Park and Conservatory


CampUs: Denison University

Columbus Live Fit Challenge: Ohio State University, French Field House

 2012 Evening of Stars 

On March 2, the Evening of Stars fundraiser brought together more than 250 people in support of After-School All-Stars Ohio.  The annual fundraiser serves as an opportunity to celebrate both our community All-Stars and our student All-Stars. 
After-School All-Stars founder, Arnold Schwarzenegger, served as our host and keynote speaker for the occasion. Students in our martial arts and fencing programs gave live demonstrations to showcase their skills. The event brought in more than $75,000 to go towards programming and operations for After-School All-Stars Ohio.
For more information about next year’s Evening of Stars fundraiser or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Aslyne Rodriguez: at
Ohio All-Stars serve as student ambassadors during the Evening of Stars. 
Students talk about what being an All-Star means to them. 
Ohio Governor and First-Lady Kasich present ASAS founder Arnold Schwarzenegger with an award. 
Students in the martial arts program demonstrate their skills. 

The Dick and Jane Project 

As part of their enrichment activities, students at Champion and Southmoor Middle Schools had an opportunity to participate in the Dick & Jane Project.  The Dick & Jane project is a local program that offers students a creative outlet through songwriting. Their mission is to help students, teachers, and communities discover the unique power and perspective that lives within the written work of young people.
The songs produced by Champion and Southmoor students were showcased on Columbus' public radio station, WCBE.  Each Friday in March, a different song was featured along with a brief backstory.  Columbus Collegiate Academy students will also work with the Dick & Jane project as part of their enrichment programming.

All-Stars visit the BlueJackets 

On March 20, After-School All-Stars Ohio took 50 students to a Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game as part of the C.E.O program. Through C.E.O., ASAS Ohio works with local businesses to expose students to the many options they have later in life, and highlights that what they love to do today can become a college major and career path in the future. Through C.E.O students discover role models, gain new perspectives, and learn about workplace skills, personal finance and entrepreneurship. 

During the program, students have an opportunity to interview community leaders and business executives.  Students who attended the hockey game heard from Blue Jackets executives including: Blake Schilling, Director of Event Services, Dionne Miller, Host at Fox Sports Ohio, Jim Riley, Marketing Manager, and Karen Davis, Director of Community Relations and Publicity.  

Ohio Expansion 

After-School All-Stars Ohio is set to expand its presence in Ohio as a result of an Executive Order signed by Governor John Kasich on December 14, 2011.  The Executive Order designates up to one million dollars of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds to the ASAS program. Currently serving three Columbus City schools, ASAS will utilize the TANF funds to expand our need-based programming to additional Columbus-area schools and expand statewide in the 2012-2013 school year.
We are thrilled to give more students across the state of Ohio the opportunity to experience the benefits of our program, and in the hours they need it most. With the additional funding we’ll continue to strengthen students’ academic foundation, and equip them with the confidence and skills to become more engaged members of their communities. 

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