The Development School for Youth (DSY) is growing! Young people have been expressing growing demand for the DSY. This fall, we have added a brand new semester of the program in New York, which will double the number of young people reached each year.
All Stars launched an expansion campaign to support the doubling of the program in New York, which will culminate in the Learning from Leaders 13th Annual Benefit Luncheon at the New York Hilton on December 5th. We will celebrate Rising Stars who are taking on new leadership roles in the DSY, as well as present a Doctorate of Development Award to Olympic gold medalist, Bob Beamon.
More than 400 people from 34 countries participated in the Performing the World (PTW) 2014 international conference over the weekend of October 10-12. This bi-annual conference, co-sponsored by All Stars and the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy (ESI), brought performance activists, educators and scholars together in workshops, panel discussions and performances to explore this year's theme "How Shall We Become?"
On Thursday, November 20, the All Stars Project of New Jersey (ASP NJ) honored Lisa J. Schultz, Managing Director, Co-Head Capital Markets, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), and the PSEG Foundation at its New Jersey LOVES Its Youth / All Stars LEADS in Afterschool annual benefit dinner at the Robert Treat Hotel.
The event raised over $600,000 for ASP NJ's free, performance-based youth development programs in Newark thanks to the leadership of its honorees. Darla Miles, WABC-TV reporter, hosted the evening's festivities, and 300 business and philanthropic leaders attended.
One hundred business professionals gathered at All Stars headquarters on Monday, November 3 for a benefit reception to celebrate Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids, one of the country's leading police-community relations programs.
To date, Cops & Kids has held over 100 workshops with more than 2,300 inner-city young people and police officers in NYC's five boroughs. In 2011, the program entered into an official partnership with the New York Police Department. For more information on the program, click here.
On Tuesday, November 18th, the All Stars Project of Dallas celebrated One Year of Building Bridges, a cocktail benefit held in the Atrium of the Dallas Museum of Art. The event featured special guest speakers Jeanne Phillips, Ambassador, Hunt Consolidated, and David Chard, Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University, and highlighted the accomplishments of ASP's young people and its gracious supporters and donors.
For more information on One Year of Building Bridges, download the full sales packet here.
On Tuesday, October 7th, the All Stars Project of New Jersey (ASP NJ) launched its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and development initiative with a hands-on celebration at the Flamm Center. All Stars' STEM initiative was funded by a seed grant from the PSEG Foundation as part of a new project to include STEM activities in ASP NJ's developmental afterschool programs. The initiative began with three STEM-focused workshops during ASP NJ's Summer of Development series. This fall, STEM has also been incorporated into the 12 weeks of leadership and developing training for the Tuesday cohort of the DSY.
On Tuesday, September 30th, the All Stars Project held our annual Phyllis Hyman Phat Friends & Young Leaders for Change Awards Ceremony at MetLife. All Stars was proud to honor adults from NYC communities who are supporting the growth and development of young people and our youth leaders who have made building our programs a priority in their lives and communities.
On September 20, over 250 attended Opening Day of UX, All Stars' free school of continuing development for people of all ages. This semester, UX is introducing several new courses designed to examine the history and politics of the city, the country and the world. For more information on UX or to register for fall classes, visit: www.allstars.org/UX.