“Were there’s a will, there’s a way”
Harvard University graduate, Juan Hernandez-Campos. Campos has spoke with educational leaders in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere about how quality after-school programs offer cost-effective,high impact solutions to major challenges facing America’s youth, such as violence, high school and college graduation, obesity, civic engagement and workforce readiness. As a youngster, Juan was involved in Los Angeles after-school programs that made a difference in his path to collegiate success.
Founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) is a leading after-school program provider whose programs educate, enlighten and inspire thousands of students each day through after-school activities centered around health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning. ASAS-LA brings innovative, cutting-edge enrichment programs to K-12 students that contribute to reducing drug use, crime and violence; while increasing their safety during the after school hours.
The organization serves thousands os students daily across 37 schools located in deserving areas throughout LA County. Approximately 83% of the students in the program are of Hispanic heritage.
ASAS-LA is part of the national After-School All-Stars, which provides after-school programs in 12 cities, serving over 81,000 students. Juan Hernandez-Campos was involved in the programs as a middle schooler and credits the organization for steering him on a successful educational path.
“We know that youth who attend our school-based programs gain social and academic skills,improve their self-esteem and health, discover their passions, experience new opportunities and interact with positive role models on a daily basis .” said Ben Paul, CEO After-School All-Stars. “Federal programs like the 21st Century Community Learning Centers play a critical role in our ability to provide high quality afterschool programs that have led to student success in our sites across the country.”
Juan Hernandez-Campos is one out of four ASAS-LA alumni that have been identified for their admittance to ivy league universities. He graduated from Harvard University 12 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences, MechE and Materials Science, cum laude. in 2017, Campos graduated from Stanford University with a masters degree in business administration (M.B.A)
For more information on After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles, please visit: www.la-allstars.org