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MetLife Foundation Awards After-School All-Stars,
Los Angeles with a $50,000 Grant as Part of the

Third-Annual Out-of-School Time Initiative

 

LOS ANGELES After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles received a $50,000 grant from MetLife Foundation as part of its 2010 Out-of-School Time Initiative, which supports after-school and summer programs that address the unique needs and interests of middle school youth.

After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles will use this grant to support
academic programs. 

“Middle school is a pivotal point in young people’s development,” said Dennis White, President and CEO, MetLife Foundation. “High quality, out-of-school time programs can support their healthy development.  MetLife Foundation is pleased to recognize After-School All-Stars and enable them to provide middle school youth in Los Angeles with opportunities for hands-on learning, skill development, community service and fun during out-of-school time.”

After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles will specifically use the funding for We Are Ready programs, which will help 8th graders at 16 schools make a successful transition to high school, and for CampUS, which will engage selected We Are Ready participants in an intensive eight-day experience focused on high school success, the importance of college, leadership and careers. 

In total, eleven grants, ranging from $30,000 to $50,000, were awarded to nonprofits serving youth in Atlanta, Ga., Los Angeles, New York City, Providence, R.I. and St. Louis, Mo. The goal of this competitive program is to increase after-school and summer opportunities, particularly for diverse, lower-income middle school youth. MetLife Foundation selected grant recipients based on the strength of their plans for reaching young people and opportunities for hands-on involvement and input by youth participants. Selection also focused on creativity, innovation, organizational capacity, and track record. 

 

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About After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles

Founded by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2002, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) is a leading after-school program provider whose programs educate, enlighten and inspire thousands of students each day through after-school activities centered around health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning. ASAS-LA brings innovative, cutting-edge enrichment programs to K-12 students that

contribute to reducing drug use, crime and violence; while increasing the safety of students in the after school hours.  The organization serves 11,000 students at 25 schools located in at-risk areas throughout LA County.  For more information, please visit www.la-allstars.org

About MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 by MetLife to carry on its longstanding tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. In youth development, MetLife Foundation funds initiatives that promote mentoring and provide safe places and constructive activities for young people, particularly during out-of-school time.
For more information, visit www.metlife.org.

 

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