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After School Leadership Academy Spring/Summer 2013

Oakland Warriors Recognize ASLA Warriors player, Charles Jenkins, rewarded ASLA scholars at inaugural bowling tournament.

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ASLA Tutors on NYC College Tour Nine high school students, the majority being first-time flyers, travel to New York City for 8th Annual Southwest Airlines College Tour.

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Oakland Magazine Features Two ASLA Tutors Oakland Magazine’s high school senior spotlights, recognizes Alondra Varela and Casey Castro (ASLA tutor, and alumna, respectively) among Oakland’s best and brightest. (Click HERE for full article)

ASLA at Bloomingdales SF ASLA participants “get cooking” with Bloomingdales’ Chef Candi Austin. (Click HERE for photo)

Words From ASLA Leadership “My goal for ASLA is for it to be recognized as a hub for elementary and middle school student success.” - Teresa Deberry, ASLA Coordinator


Spring/Summer 2013

What is ASLA? The After School Leadership Academy (ASLA) provides students in our community with a safe and productive space where they can find the resources they need to achieve academically, prepare for college, and receive the support and services needed to grow as responsible, active and caring citizens.

The ASLA provides a Homework Center where students benefit from a quiet, supportive setting in which to reinforce skills and complete homework assignments. Students are further supported with qualified tutors who are accessible for both individual and group tutoring. Students also benefit from the numerous academic enrichment workshops, programming, and field trips designed to enhance their confidence, leadership and academic achievement. Furthermore ASLA provides students with access to the materials such as computers, Internet, textbooks, calculators and other such resources that are necessary to achieve. The ASLA does not stop at preparing our youth to be the leaders of tomorrow, but empowers them to become leaders of today.

ASLA Mission The ASLA mission is to promote academic scholarship and leadership among all students, inclusive of those who have been identified as being at risk of retention, and prepare them to become confident, proactive and knowledgeable citizens.

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Spring/Summer 2013

Quick Facts ASLA Population: 150 students Demographics:

Charles Jenkins Holiday Bowling Event As part of the Warriors' Season of Giving initiative, “15 Plays for the Holidays”, Charles Jenkins took a group of youth from the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC) bowling at AMF Southshore Lanes in Alameda. The inaugural Charles Jenkins Holiday Bowling event brought out 10 youth from EOYDC that have maintained a grade point average above 3.0, to bowl, have lunch, and spend time with Charles. As the kids arrived, Charles presented them with "Charles Jenkins Inaugural Holiday Bowling Event" t-shirts. He also spoke to the students about the importance of school and wished them all happy holidays. Charles even took time out to let some of the students interview him to learn more about his journey to the NBA and how to balance school with sports. (Click HERE for full article).

African American: 64%

Latino/Hispanic: 36%

Asian/PI: <1%

Native American: <1%

Government Assistance: More than 40% of students receive government assistance in the form of WIC, FLP, SSI, AFDC, or TANF. Attendance: •

Daily ave.: 40 students

Annual ave.: 150 students

2012 Field Trips: 8 2012 Workshops: 23 2012 Events: 4 ASLA Partnerships: •

Rise Academy

New Highland Elementary

Futures Elementary

Encompass Elementary

Reach Academy

EC Reems School

Frick Middle School

Roots International Academy

Alliance Academy

Bret Harte Middle School

Montera Middle School

Coliseum College Prep

Elmhurst Community Prep

Lionel Wilson Prep

Castlemont High

Skyline High

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Spring/Summer 2013

ASLA Tutors Venture to NYC for Annual College Tour

ASLA tutors (and Pathway to College participants) pose for a photograph in front of the United Nations prior to their tour and briefing.

Nine high school students (the majority being first time flyers!) have the opportunity to tour institutions of higher education, and also engage with business, non-profit, and government leaders. College Tour partners include: Southwest Airlines, Columbia University in the City of New York, NBA, U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Essence Online (Essence Magazine), Good Morning America, New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Donna Karan New York, Urban Zen, Kibonen NY, and Apollo Theater. (Click HERE for photo album).

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ASLA Look Book | June 2013