Regents Professor Dr. Walt Thompson last week received a one year, $1 million grant from the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services to help support the After-School All-Stars program.
After-School All-Stars currently serves nearly 2,500 children living in and around Atlanta at 14 sites. The number of sites will increase to 16 and another 400 children by the end of this year. The Georgia Department of Human Services had funded the program for the past three years at $700,000 annually.
After-School All-Stars is a comprehensive after school program which includes homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, special interest clubs, structured physical activity, and sports. Other support for this program comes from the Marcus Foundation, the Whitehead Foundation, Fulton County Department of Human Services, Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, Kraft Foods Foundation, Justin Blalock Foundation, Couchman &
Noble Foundation, Sandy Springs Education Force, Atlanta Department of Cultural Affairs, and gifts from supporters of after school programs.
For more information about
After-School All-Stars in Atlanta, visit their new website: www.afterschoolallstarsatlanta.org