Through the developmental power of performance we transform the lives of youth from poor and underserved communities in partnership with caring adults, giving everyone the opportunity to grow. All Stars Project is on the forefront of building community by bridging racial, economic and social divisions to develop a caring 21st Century America.
Working in neighborhoods that have been hit the hardest by violence - the South and West Sides - the All Stars Project of Chicago has touched the lives of over 35,000 young people since 2007. The business and philanthropic communities have stepped up with All Stars to address the city’s tough issues, and are expanding the All Stars Talent Show Network and the Development School for Youth at record speed. Off the success of our growth in Chicago, in 2016 All Stars launched an expansion campaign to establish a Center for Afterschool Development in the heart of downtown. The All Stars Talent Show Network: The All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN) involves young people, ages 5 to 25 in performing and producing hip-hop talent shows in their neighborhoods. Everyone at all levels of talent is included and everyone who auditions makes the show. They are cheered on by audiences of family, neighbors, volunteers and donors. This experience is transformative for all! Development School for Youth: In the Development School for Youth (DSY), young people ages 16 to 21 learn to perform as professionals, and they partner with business leaders across the country who conduct development workshops and provide paid summer internships at their companies.