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Founded in 2002 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and with noteworthy support from Program Ambassador Kobe Bryant, 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 academic support; health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning. In partnership with the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District, Montebello School District, and charter school organizations, ASAS-LA brings innovative, cutting-edge enrichment programs that contribute to reducing drug use, crime and violence; while increasing the safety of students in the after school hours. The organization serves over 9,300 students daily at 48 schools located in at-risk areas throughout LA County, which include: 12 elementary schools, 31 middle schools, and five high schools. As ASAS-LA Program Ambassador for the past five years, Kobe Bryant has provided tremendous support and life changing experiences to All-Star students. The organization is part of the national After-School All-Stars , which provides after school programs in 14 regions, serving over 92,000 students.