Dr. Walt Thompson, Regents Professor of Kinesiology and Health, and the After-School All-Stars received a grant in the amount of $45,000 from the MetLife Foundation to help launch its new Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) Program. Responding to a critical need among low-income youth, CEO is a financial literacy and career development program created to help ASAS students learn to be self-sufficient adults, prepare them for the 21st century workplace, and inspire long-term career planning. As with all ASAS programs, CEO will be implemented at partner school sites, the same campuses where ASAS students attend school. CEO is broken down into five components: Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, Workplace Skills, Role Models, and Harvard Business School Case Studies. Uniquely targeting middle school youth, CEO is one of the nation's only financial literacy programs offering early intervention at this scale and is poised to provide students with the financial, social, and professional skills needed to lead an independent and financially stable future.