It all started when…
After-School All-Stars Las Vegas began in 1995 as the Greater Las Vegas Inner City-Games, when philanthropist and community leader, Elaine Wynn, led the coalition to bring the organization to at-risk youth of Las Vegas. Children from across the valley participated in citywide weekend sporting activities amidst a safe, secure and structured environment. Positive changes in behavior were noticeable in participants who attended where teamwork, respect for self and for others was nurtured. Participants learned to believe in themselves and to make positive choices and best of all – they were not getting into trouble.
Hey now, you’re an all-star
Responding to a growing body of research which showed that a majority of youth violence and drug use occurs between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 p.m., Inner-City Games further broadened is services and changed its name to After-School All Stars Las Vegas. Services included not just sports, but also after-school programs focusing on academics and other enrichment activities including arts, life skills, and music.
In doing so, the agency has been able to reach children on a more profound level by connecting with hundreds of children on a daily basis and developing both their bodies and their minds.
Where we’re going
At After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, our goal is to eliminate barriers so that all students are afforded the same opportunities to succeed in school and in life.
We hope to continue to grow our program to affect change across a higher number of schools and with a higher number of students than ever before.