After-School All-Stars Announces First Annual STEM Innovators Fair To Showcase Middle School Students’ Projects For Philadelphia Tech Community

Philadelphia, PA (March 31, 2017) – After-School All-Stars Philadelphia, with generous support from Baer Crossey McDemus, will host the first annual Innovators Fair at the Comcast Center on Friday, March 31st. Students from Vare-Washington School in South Philadelphia, William D. Kelley School in North Philadelphia and Conwell Middle Magnet School in Kensington will present science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects to representatives from across Philadelphia’s technology companies, who will be on hand to speak with the students about their projects and careers in the sciences and technology.

“Too many students in Philadelphia, especially those in low-income communities, lack access to educational opportunities in the STEM disciplines,” said Reynelle Staley, Executive Director, After-School All-Stars Philadelphia. “The Innovators Fair is a great opportunity for the students to receive positive reinforcement about the time they are committing to receive additional education in the STEM disciplines during the after-school hours, and to connect with members of the Philadelphia technology business community.” Staley continued, “We are thrilled at the positive response and support the Innovators Fair has received from Philadelphia’s tech community, and are grateful to those who are donating their time to help make careers in science and technology more accessible to our students.”

Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia-based law firm that has extensive experience advising Philadelphia’s tech community, is partnering with After-School All-Stars as the presenting sponsor of the Innovators Fair. “After-School All-Stars and Baer Crossey McDemus both are committed to positively impacting our community, and this partnership is part of our commitment to developing the tech community in Philadelphia,” said Andy Baer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Baer Crossey McDemus. “We are excited to help highlight the important work being done by After-School All-Stars in Philadelphia to introduce local students to STEM education and the Philadelphia tech community.”

The Innovators Fair begins at 2:30 pm on March 31st, 2017, at CIMCity at the Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Media and guests are required to RSVP with Gabby Palumbo at gabby@as-as.org or (267) 519-5337

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About After-School All-Stars Philadelphia

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Philadelphia is the local chapter of a leading national provider of school-based, comprehensive after-school programs. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life by providing middle school students after-school programs that consist of one hour of academics, one of enrichment and one hour of health and fitness programing at no costs to the students or their families. Launched in 2014, ASAS Philadelphia provides free programs that offer academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health and fitness activities at William D. Kelley School in North Philadelphia, Vare-Washington in South Philadelphia and Conwell Middle Magnet School in Kensington. Across the country, more than 72,000 children from 15 U.S. regions benefit from ASAS programs: Atlanta, Chicago, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, North Texas, Ohio, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco/Oakland, Seattle, South Florida and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.asasphiladelphia.org.

About Baer Crossey McDemus LLC

Baer Crossey McDemus LLC is a corporate, technology, intellectual property and emerging growth law firm that delivers next-generation counsel for innovative start-up and emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs, as well as efficiency-minded middle market and large corporate clients. Founded by former Morgan Lewis and Wolf Block attorney-entrepreneurs, the firm offers a cutting-edge yet affordable suite of products and services. Baer Crossey McDemus partners with emerging growth companies and also assists established businesses, non-profits and artists with the intricacies of technology, intellectual property and corporate law. Baer Crossey McDemus’ attorneys have large firm backgrounds, but they are also entrepreneurs, software and app developers, and bloggers themselves, as well as proud sponsors of Philadelphia-area bootstrapping organizations, charities, non-profits and the arts. Baer Crossey McDemus maintains offices in Center City Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.