Using the power of performance, we help youth see new possibilities for themselves and their communities.
All Stars Project is on the forefront of building community by bridging racial, economic and social divisions to develop a caring 21st Century America. ​
Afterschool Development programs provide a path from the margins to the mainstream of society.

Founded in 1981, All Stars Project (ASP) is a 501(c)3 national nonprofit that uses a performance based approach to help tens of thousands of inner-city youth and their families create success in their lives.

Our Mission

Through the developmental power of performance we transform the lives of youth from poor and underserved communities in partnership with caring adults, giving everyone the opportunity to grow.

Our Vision

All Stars Project is on the forefront of building community by bridging racial, economic and social divisions to develop a caring 21st Century America. ​


All Stars teaches young people to develop themselves through performance theory by pretending to do things they never imagined possible.
—Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Our Impact

Since 1981, the All Stars Project has been a catalyst for transformation, its impact rippling outward far beyond the young people in our performance-based development programs. Development, the social transformative experience that young people and adults have in the All Stars community, has the power to compound, creating lasting change that echoes through generations, neighborhoods, and cities.

Ask our volunteers, partners, and donors: chances are, they first heard about us from someone whose life was forever changed by the power of All Stars. We exist to uplift inner-city youth, but the true magic lies in how that transformation touches everyone it reaches.

Join us. Together, we can build communities of development with youth at the center, a powerful engine for transformation across America.

  • 6 cities nationwide.
  • 275 corporate partners.
  • 10,000 youth and community members reached annually.

Our Programs

We create free, outside of school programs for inner-city youth and their families, which help them to develop using performance as a tool on stage and in life. 

See all of our programs
  • Featured Program

    All Stars Talent Show Network

    In the All Stars Talent Show Network, young people perform in and produce hip-hop talent shows in their neighborhoods.

  • Featured Program

    Development School for Youth

    Young people learn to perform as professionals and they partner with business leaders who conduct development workshops and provide paid summer internships at their companies.

Every city in America should have an All Stars Project in their community. It takes courage to go places most Americans won’t go, to identify problems most people overlook. —Ras J. Baraka
Mayor, City of Newark

You can help

When you give a gift or your time, you give inner-city youth the tools they need to see new possibilities for their lives.


Help us keep afterschool development programs free for thousands of people across the country.


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