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ERIC Number: EJ867688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
After-School All-Stars: Providing Structured Health and Physical Activity Programs in Urban Environments
Thompson, Walter R.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v80 n8 p32-34 Oct 2009
Physical education time has been reduced or even eliminated in middle and high schools in favor of more time for standardized test preparation, especially in urban schools and inner cities. One way to replace the time lost is by providing it after school as part of a comprehensive program. After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is such a program, networked among 14 cities within the United States and having health and fitness as one of its program pillars. After-School All-Stars provides comprehensive, daily, after-school programs to 72,000 low-income urban youths in more than 400 school sites, all of which are free of charge. This article describes how ASAS is structured and how it benefits the participants. (Contains 1 figure.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A