After-School All-Stars New Jersey announces new strategic partnerships with the Modern School of Dramatic Arts and the Early Learning Financial Literacy Program.
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Newark, New Jersey – After-School All-Stars New Jersey is excited to announce new strategic partnerships with actor Marc John Jefferies’ Modern School of Dramatic Arts and Andrew Scott’s Early Learning Financial Literacy Program (ELFLP).
Modern School of Dramatic Arts (MSDA) was founded by Marc John Jefferies with the intention of giving aspiring, young, actors accessibility to affordable Acting programs. Marc John’s sole desire was to not only give them the opportunity to master their craft, but also become working, successful Actors. We are delighted to partner with Marc John in supporting our schools through an innovative acting program.
Early Learning Financial Literacy Program (ELFLP) was built to ensure that minority youth get the knowledge and skills to manage their financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security and financial freedom. Early Learning Financial Literacy Program is committed to focusing it’s efforts on combating the financial literacy crisis with an emphasis on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of pre-teens, teens, and young adults.
“After-School All-Stars New Jersey has grown tremendously over the years. With this, it is essential to create meaningful partnerships as we continue to provide comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. I am honored to have Marc John Jefferies and Andrew Scott Sr. (The Financial Literacy Guy) here with our scholars. Their wealth of experience will bolster our enrichment offerings” - Dr. Naima K. Ricks, ASAS New Jersey Executive Director.
Learn More About Our Partners
Marc John Jefferies
Marc John Jefferies is not only a renowned Actor known for a multitude of films including Losing Isaiah, The Haunted Mansion, Get Rich or Die Tryin' and Notorious, but he's also an Acting Coach. Over a decade ago, Marc John founded his Acting school, Modern School of Dramatic Arts (MSDA).
The Modern School of Dramatic Arts was originally founded by Marc John Jefferies with the intention of giving aspiring, young actors accessibility to affordable Acting programs. Marc John’s sole desire was to not only give them the opportunity to master their craft, but also become working, successful Actors. MSDA is a school that fosters and nurtures talent while creating a safe space to explore the depths of their inner workings.
Recently, he expanded MSDA both online and in school classrooms in New York and New Jersey. Apart from his passions of Acting and Coaching, he’s a Producer who recently produced a movie, starring Omari Hardwick, and was able to cast 5 of his students in prominent roles.
Andrew Scott Sr
Andrew Scott Sr. is a financial educator for youth in urban areas. Through his company, An Early Learning Financial Literacy Program (ELFLP), Andrew has created a financial education initiative that has impacted over 3,000 urban youth and transformed the way youth understand financial literacy.
The Early Learning Financial Literacy Program (ELFLP) was established to ensure that minority youth receive the knowledge and skills to manage one’s financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security and financial freedom. With a diverse client list that includes community outreach programs, schools, and families, ELFLP offers education, shares best financial practices, and provides access to available financial resources.
Through our partnership and added insight from the Modern School of Dramatic Arts and The Early Learning Financial Literacy Program, we look forward to providing our scholars with new experiences during their enrichment programming.
As we continue to provide amazing opportunities for our scholars, consider donating to After-School All-Stars today! Your generosity will help us support the framework to sustain tangible partnerships for over 2000+ students in Newark and Paterson.
About After-School All-Stars New Jersey
After-School All-Stars New Jersey’s mission is to provide free, comprehensive afterschool programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life to over 2000 students year-round. Our goals for our All-Stars are that they grow up healthy, graduate from high school and attend college, find careers they love, and give back to their communities.
ASAS NJ provides diverse, high-quality enrichment for youth from underserved communities, expanding access to and improving the quality of educational experiences. These efforts aim to break cycles of inequality, close the opportunity gap, and reinvent what out-of-school time looks like for our students. We respond to students' evolving needs, help them create their own pathways to success, and help them transform the way they see themselves and their ability to impact the world.