October 22, 2009
St. John’s University Works with
ASASNY in Serving I.S. 192 Middle School Under 21st Century
Community Learning Center Grant
Members of the New York Jets football team (Darrelle Revis, Shaun
Ellis, Calvin Pace and Marques Douglas) will visit I.S. 192 Middle
School in Queens, N.Y., to see first-hand how at-risk children
benefit from after-school programs. This season, each athlete
will donate monies to the After-School All-Stars “Touchdown
Shutdown” fundraising program either per tackle or per sack made
during the NFL season.
After-School All-Stars is a comprehensive after-school program
provider, founded 17 years ago by Arnold Schwarzenegger, which
offers a safe and educational place for underserved middle school
children to go after school. The organization currently
serves 72,000 children in 13 cities throughout the U.S. The
New York Chapter (ASASNY) offers after-school programs at three
middle schools in Queens. St. John’s University and its School of
Education has partnered with ASASNY in this venture.
Darrelle Revis, Cornerback, N.Y. Jets; Shaun Ellis, Defensive End,
N. Y. Jets; Calvin Pace, Linebacker, N.Y. Jets; Marques Douglas,
Defensive End, N.Y. Jets; and 200 After-School All-Stars
Revis, Ellis, Pace and Douglas will tour after-school classes and
end the day with a Question and Answer session with kids.
Tuesday, October 27th from 3:45-4:30pm
I.S. 192, The Linden, 109-89 204th ST., Queens, NY 11412
***Interviews with players are available.
Please RSVP to Mae Tuck/ASAS/310-927-9338 or Dominic Scianna/ST.
About After-School All-Stars and Touchdown Shutdown
Founded by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992,
After-School All-Stars is a leading national provider of
year-round, school-based, comprehensive after-school programs that
equip children with the skills and experiences needed to become
productive members of the 21st century workforce. Every day,
children participate in free programs that include academic
support, enrichment opportunities, and health/fitness
activities. The organization’s mission is to keep children
safe and help them succeed in school and in life. 72,000
children from families of poverty benefit in 13 U.S. regions:
Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
New York, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose and South
Florida. This NFL season, After-School All-Stars is proud to
partner with fifteen NFL players in the Touchdown Shutdown program
where defensive players make a donation for sacks, tackles, or
interceptions. Learn more at: www.tdshutdown.org.
About St. John’s University and
After-School-All-Stars New York (ASASNY)
I.S. 192 is a middle school St. John’s University serves under a
21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. St. John’s is the
named recipient of the grant and ASASNY works together with the
University and its School of Education to manage this program. This
is the second year of the grant and the after-school population has
increased 62.5% from year one to include 200+ students in the
program this year. ASASNY believes this is due to the
continuity, consistency and commitment of the staff (predominantly
St. John’s students) and the introduction of a new CampUs
experience which has been incorporated into summer
academic/athletic programming on campus during August. St. John’s
and ASASNY have been able to establish the notion of continuous
learning and the prevention of loss of learning over the summer
with this model. Students participate in the following
classes: Cooking, Graffiti Art, Volleyball, Wii, and Badminton.
ASASNY has served over 20,000 youth including children from public
housing and homeless facilities, through daily after-school
programs and through its CampUs summer programs created with St.
John’s University and funded by the New York City Housing Authority
(NYCHA). To learn more, visit www.ASASNY.com.