This spring, hundreds of young people ages 16-21 have been participating in the Development School for Youth business and leadership training program. We are currently in the midst of our summer internship campaign, looking to recruit 285 internship placements for our young people! If you or people you know would like to develop young talent from underprivileged communities, we invite you to visit our new Development School for Youth site where you will find detailed information about our program and how you can play a role.
On Sunday, April 6, All Stars co-founder and developmental psychologist Dr. Lenora Fulani was a featured speaker at this year's American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Karl Alexander, Johns Hopkins University Sociologist, presented with her during a special Presidential Session called "Innovations Addressing the Education and Poverty Crisis: The Importance of Researching 'Outside of School.'" The session continued the conversation that took place at last year's AERA meeting in San Francisco, at which Dr. Fulani presented on The Development Line.
On Saturday, March 29th, 2014, the All Stars Project of Dallas held its second talent show at Pinkston High School in West Dallas. 11 acts, featuring 20 youth, came out for the show, cheered on by over 70 family members and All Stars supporters from across Dallas County, including Plano, Mesquite and Arlington.
Help us continue to grow young people and their families in Dallas! If you're interested in performing in a talent show or volunteering, please contact Antoine Joyce at Ajoyce@allstars.org.
On Thursday, March 27, 17 young people from Bassick High School in Bridgeport, CT travelled with All Stars VP/Youth Programs and Bridgeport Director Pam Lewis and her team to downtown Manhattan for a visit to AIG's offices.
The group, which forms the All Stars Project of Bridgeport Youth Leadership Committee, met up with NYC's All Stars Development School for Youth students and attended a workshop led by Chris Baker as part of "Building Bridges across Fairfield County."
More than 1,000 people came out to Prospect Heights High School in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 15th to support young people from all over New York City who performed in the first All Stars Talent Show of 2014!
The next All Stars Talent Show Network Audition will be on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the Bronx at Evander Childs High School. To register for an audition, contact talent show coordinator Jamel Thigpen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-356-8447.
On Saturday, March 22, the All Stars Project of New Jersey celebrated the one year anniversary of the opening of the Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development in downtown Newark with a special Breakthrough Day for more than 140 youth, families and volunteers!
Help us create A New Play for Newark and continue to build the life of the Center! For more information on programs or volunteer opportunities, contact Kathy Fiess at email@example.com or 973-622-5506 x 602.
In February, the six-month old All Stars Project of Dallas made a public debut with Dallas Dreams & Develops (DDD). Co-sponsored with Southern Methodist University's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and its dynamic dean, David Chard, DDD presented an engaging and enlightening introduction of key facets of the All Stars Project approach to 80 leaders of Dallas' nonprofit and education sectors.
The All Stars Project of Dallas and SMU also partnered for a leadership and thought policy roundtable on the topic of the Achievement Gap/Development Gap. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings attended and gave opening remarks.
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the All Stars Project together with the Volunteer Referral Center presented "Volunteering in the Arts", during which representatives of a diverse complement of non-profit arts organizations met with 70 potential volunteers and explained how they can become involved with their programs.
The All Stars is proud to involve over 900 active volunteers in building our programs nationwide each year, and is an NYC leader in volunteerism!