Washington DC Program Manager Tierra Stewart is a passionate advocate for young people. She oversees 4 schools and serves over 200 ASAS students. She is an excellent motivator and mentor for kids, who affectionately refer to her as Ms. T.
Tierra’s strength of will and positive attitude are infectious, both for the students she serves and the All-Star staff she empowers. Tierra leads by example, providing our program leads with a template on how to effect change. Time and time again, she’s taken it upon herself to create opportunities for students from neighboring schools to spend time with one another and to foster meaningful friendships. She strikes a balance between creating a loving and nurturing environment while instilling the values of respect, hard work and higher purpose.
Thank you, Tierra Stewart! You are narrowing the opportunity gap and empowering young people every day.
Read a blog co-written by Tierra on how ASAS DC is helping students become more active, healthy and empowered: LINK IN BIO
We’re thrilled to share that After-School All-Stars’ own Jason Spector, Senior Director of Strategy & Evaluation, was named one of the nation’s 25 Most Influential Individuals in the Afterschool field for Research and Evaluation by the National Afterschool Association. Congrats, Jason. You’re an All-Star! Read more here: LINK IN BIO #iheartafterschool#afterschoolworks
The face of homelessness is changing. The reality is that thousands of school-aged children make up Central Florida’s homeless population. They move frequently – living with friends, in shelters, motels, cars … or even on the street. And when school adjourns for the summer, things get worse, because the structure these children depend on disappears. They don’t have access to a safe environment, engaging activities and resources like the free/reduced lunch program, which provides many of them with their only two meals of the day. In short, they’re robbed of the opportunity to just “be kids.” Since the beginning, our goal has been simple: provide a safe, positive experience for children who might otherwise slip through the cracks. Since 2011, led by After-School All-Stars Orlando and in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central FL, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FL, The City of Orlando and A Gift for Teaching, an astounding collaboration of the Central Florida community – through volunteer hours, food, services, materials and funds – has made it possible. The pictures and numbers say it all. To learn more visit: LINK IN BIO