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2022 End of Year Message

Tim Hepplewhite

ASAS NJ Board President

"You have to get many things right before you start to see an organization moving forward, particularly in the non-profit arena. But, there are three in particular that stand out for me: a clear and unswerving commitment to a shared purpose, the dedication and boundless enthusiasm of amazing staff, and the unconditional generosity of volunteers and benefactors ready to give up their time, talent and treasure. Fortunately, at After-School All-Stars New Jersey we have the good fortune to be blessed with all three, and for this I am extremely grateful and endlessly optimistic.

As a result, and thanks in large part to the hard work of our amazing staff – led by the indefatigable Nicole Harris – 2022 has been a year of extraordinary growth for the chapter. We have provided after-school activities for over 2,000 children across the community. Despite the tough economic climate, which has hindered many of our peer non-profit organizations, and with the addition of 13 new sites, we have provided services to more students than ever before.

In addition to our signature enrichment programs that focus on high school readiness, career exploration, STEM, and the arts, health and wellness, and advocacy and community engagement, we spearheaded new initiatives to better serve the community such as support for student enrichment that include drug, gang, and violence prevention workshops, college tours, and community outreach projects. And, all this at a time when out-of-school support for students could not be more vital.

Our staff and volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We appreciate the time, effort, and dedication that each one contributes at a time when those efforts could very well be spent elsewhere. They provide the rocket fuel that drives us forward.

Support for After-School All-Stars enrichment programs comes from generous supporters – like you – who believe all students should have equitable access to both education and opportunity. You deserve special recognition, for without your support we simply would not be able to have the impact that we do. Thank you for the vote of confidence that all of you give to ASASNJ through your unwavering support. It is with your advocacy and encouragement that we stay the course and move forward each day to better serve our students. "

Onwards and upwards!

- Tim


Save The Dates!

Hoop-a-thon | March 25, 2023 (Basketball free throw event)

5K and Fun Run | April 30, 2023 (3.1 miles of running, jogging, walking)

Hike and Slice | May 13, 2023 (A hike incorporating a scavenger hunt and pizza at the finish)


Donate to After-School All-Stars New Jersey!

  • $50 – supports general afterschool enrichment for ASAS NJ students

  • $100 – provides one week’s worth of snack and supplies for one class

  • $250 – covers the monthly cost of afterschool enrichment for one student

  • $500 – covers the monthly cost of afterschool enrichment for two students


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