October 5, 2013 from 7:45am-12:00pm After-School All-Stars from Moler Elementary, Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys (City Prep), and Columbus Collegiate Academy (CCA) West are participating in the 30th Annual Walk for Education at Wolfe Park.
This event is sponsored by United Negro College Fund (UNCF), which not only raises money for it’s 38 member historically black colleges and universities, (HBCU’s) but the over 1,200 students attending college on a UNCF scholarship from Columbus, Ohio. After-School All-Stars serves 90% of the underrepresented minorities, and gives them opportunities in academic support, enrichment activities and sports in an after school program.
All-Stars from Moler Elementary, City Prep and CCA West currently participate in a Couch-to-5K class during programming at their schools. The class gradually builds the students running stamina and confidence to reach their goal of completing a 5K. UNCF Walk for Education allows the students to achieve their big goal while learning about the opportunities the organization provides to youth like themselves.
“We understand that children should be living a healthy lifestyle,” said Aslyne Rodriguez, co-executive director of ASAS Ohio. “This is a great combination of getting kids active and to have open conversations about higher education.”
About After-School All-Stars
Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars is a leading national provider of year-round, school-based, comprehensive after-school programs. During the school year, 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. Over 81,000 children from families of poverty benefit in 14 U.S. regions: Atlanta, Chicago, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, North Texas, Ohio, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, South Florida and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.asasohio.org or contact the ASAS Ohio office at 614-257-1678.