STARS Series After School Programs

Sports Training And Role-models for Success (STARS) series after school programs are offered in collaboration with more than 35 schools and community-based organizations citywide, currently serving more than 800 girls per year.

STARS series gives elementary and middle girls the opportunity to:

Learn Fundamental
Skills in a Variety
of Sports

Be Physically

Engage in Health
& Wellness

Have a Safe Space
for Discussion &

Each 90 minute weekly session includes:

• 40-60 minutes of physical activity featuring fundamental sport skills training and cooperative games. During the year, the PowerPlay coaches introduce the girls to three different sports based in, part on what the program participants select and the coach’s expertise. Sports offered include: basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, football, track & field, ultimate frisbee.

• 30-45 minutes of healthy living activities focusing on important health and wellness topics. We use the Women’s Sports Foundation’s GoGirlGo Heathy Living curriculum to discuss the following topics:

  • Eating well
  • Building confidence
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Dealing with stress
  • Saying no to drugs and smoking
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity

2019-20 STARS series

We are looking for sites who would meet twice a week for an hour and a half. There is a minimum of 15 registered girls per site, and we will provide two coaches along with all curriculum materials.

Locations We Serve


  • PS 23 The New Children's School
  • PS 44 David C. Farragut School
  • MS 390
  • PS 16X - Wakefield


  • CPC Pike Street SACC PS 2
  • P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto
  • PS 63 - STAR Academy
  • Restart Academy
  • P.S. 111 ADOLPH S. OCHS
  • PS/MS 278
  • Children's Aid Society - Salome Ureña De Henriquez Campus
  • PS 185 The Locke School of Arts & Engineering
  • PS 128 Audubon


  • PS 243 - The Weeksville School
  • PS 153 Homecrest
  • PS 316 - Elijah Stroud
  • MS 88
  • PS 5 - Dr. Ronald McNair
  • P.S./I.S. 157 The Benjamin Franklin Health Science Academy
  • PS 309 The Georges E Wibecan Preparatory Academy
  • Summit Academy


  • PS 134Q/Cross Island YMCA
  • PS 65 The Raymond York Elementary School
  • PS 212
  • PS 151Q (Woodside on the Move)
  • PS 152 Q Gwendolyn N Alleyne School

Staten Island

  • PS 74 Future Leaders Elementary School
  • PS 44 - Thomas C. Brown
  • UAU South Beach Cornerstone
  • UAU Berry Houses Cornerstone
  • PS 18 - John G. Whittier
  • PS 45 The John Tyler School