Program Initiatives


Every day, we work to address the most prevalent and pressing issues facing our youth. ASAS inspires students to be healthy, graduate high school and go on to college, find a career they love and give back to their community!


img-we-are-ready-sTargeting at-risk middle schoolers and preparing them for high school and beyond

‘In response to America’s current high school dropout crisis, ASAS is launching its We Are Ready program to better prepare our middle school students for success in high school and beyond. Our curriculum targets students who exhibit signs that they are at risk of dropping out and helps them answer the question: Why does graduating from high school matter?



img-life-service-action-sCommunity issues identified, studied and addressed through student-led service projects

Studies consistently show that students who participate in a service learning program have improved academic performance and positive behavior in school. To enhance student achievement, help students develop as leaders, and inspire participants to engage in their communities, ASAS launched Life Service Action. Through their participation in student-led, curriculum-driven service learning projects, ASAS students are exposed to new concepts in learning and develop a stronger sense of social responsibility and civic awareness.



Helping students become more active, healthy and empowered
Connecting health and fitness to character and leadership. ASAS recognizes that our students are able to achieve their personal best in school when they are equipped with the tools to lead healthy, active lifestyles. With the help of FOX Sports Networks & Mondelez International, ASAS launched Sports as a Hook: Harvest Joy— a unique healthy lifestyle youth development program which connects active play, urban gardening & healthy cooking activities to lessons on leadership, teamwork, resilience, discipline, nutrition, and exposure to nature. ASAS also introduces students to professional athletes, caring coaches, and successful role models in the sports industry who teach students about goal-setting, public speaking, interview skills, career exploration, and financial management.