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Year Published: 2009
This quasi-experimental study examined 75,000 Chicago After-School All-Stars (ASAS) participants from 2012-2014, comparing them to non-participating students in Chicago Public Schools. The study found that Chicago ASAS students saw improvements in their school day attendance and school day behavior compared to their non-participating peers, where Chicago ASAS students saw an 18 percent decrease in school day absences and were 22 percent less likely to be suspended than students not in the program.
Program Name: After-School All-Stars
Program Description: After-School All-Stars (ASAS), founded in 1992, is a provider of comprehensive afterschool programs to more than 70,000 youth across the nation. The goal of this program is to provide support to traditionally underserved youth, helping youth be safe and healthy, graduate from high school and go on to college, find a career that they love, and give back to the community. In 2016, when this record was created, After-School All-Stars in Chicago served 32,000 youth at 169 schools.
Scope of the Evaluation: Local
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: Chicago, IL
Community Type: Urban
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Demographics: In 2016, when this record was created, fifty-four percent of Chicago’s After-School All-Stars are girls, 48 percent are Latino/a, 33 percent are African-American, 12 percent are Caucasian, five percent are Asian, and two percent were other. Eighty-three percent of youth qualify for free or reduced price lunch.
Program Website: http://asaschicago.org/