This month we are excited to highlight After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Puget Sound, a YDEKC Member since 2016! They have provided free, comprehensive after-school programs for students in underserved communities since 1993, working to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. We are so grateful for Executive Director Ranna Daud's leadership on our Advocacy Committee this past year. To hear from Ranna about ASAS Puget Sound's work helping to close the opportunity gap through experiential learning, please watch the video below:
ASAS is currently offering free virtual after-school programs to students of Meeker, Dimmit, or Showalter Middle Schools. Sign your student up here for classes in art, dance, yoga, coding, music production/songwriting, creative writing, "Shark Tank" career exploration, environmental science, and social-emotional learning! Learn more by heading to their programming page.
If you'd like to support ASAS Puget Sound, considering joining Edouardo Jordan — James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur — and ASAS for their upcoming virtual fundraiser on May 6!