The All Star project seeks to serve inner-city youth through its three-pronged commitments: community, performance, and creativity. All Star's project houses a robust after school program called The Joseph A. Forgione Development School for Youth (DSY). DSY is an innovative outside-of-school leadership and business training program for young people between the ages of 16 and 21 that focuses on development. Every year nearly 300 students, recruited from more than 60 high schools across New York City, Newark, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area, are accepted into the Development School's program on the basis of their desire to be leaders. The program partners with corporate professionals and over 100 major corporations to provide supplemental educational, social and internship experiences in a variety of workplace settings. The training prepares inner-city youth to enter the professional workforce, pursue educational opportunities and face challenges in new ways.get in touch
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