About ActivStars Outreach

About ActivStars Outreach

Mission

Founded in July 2012, ActivStars Outreach was established to help bring affordable after-school and weekend youth sports programs to all children, regardless of their financial situation. Our 501(c)3 non-profit program is designed to make it easy to identify and help those in need in our communities.

Each year, thousands of children across the country benefit from the youth sports programs that our partners provide. We work directly with ActivStars to ensure that its programs reach deep into our communities and help them serve as an innovative model for the youth recreation industry.

As with most new endeavors, we began with a small initiative and have since expanded to provide financial and other assistance across the nation.  Partner programs are now held in approximately 20 states in the U.S., with more than 30,000 participating. 

We plan to continue to help our programs grow. You can take part in that growth in many different ways, including volunteering, partnering, and donating.

Each year, our partners benefit thousands of children across the country. ActivStars Outreach works with partners to deliver classes and programs that:

  • Boost self-confidence and teamwork skills
  • Promote a physical lifestyle
  • Help children play an active part of their community
  • Teach children about safety awareness
  • Develop self-respect and respect for others

Mission

Founded in July 2012, ActivStars Outreach was established to help bring affordable after-school and weekend youth sports programs to all children, regardless of their financial situation. Our 501(c)3 non-profit program is designed to make it easy to identify and help those in need in our communities.

Each year, thousands of children across the country benefit from the youth sports programs that our partners provide. We work directly with ActivStars to ensure that its programs reach deep into our communities and help them serve as an innovative model for the youth recreation industry.

As with most new endeavors, we began with a small initiative and have since expanded to provide financial and other assistance across the nation. Partner programs are now held in approximately 20 states in the U.S., with more than 30,000 participating.

We plan to continue to help our partners grow. You can take part in that growth by visiting the donation page to learn about our kids, the program’s needs, and the many different ways you can provide support to your local community.

ActivStars Outreach works with classes and programs that specifically:

• Prepare children to be a part of their community

• Boost self-confidence and teamwork skills

• Promote a physical lifestyle

• Help children with risk and danger awareness

• Nurture self-respect and respect for others

The OUTREACH Pillars

ActivStars Outreach uses your donations to provide needs-based scholarships for children who wish to participate in ActivStars youth sports programs. We’re a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so all donations from companies and individuals are tax deductible. Equipment donations are welcome too.

We partner with leaders just like you to offer youth outreach programs across the US. Click to learn more about becoming a partner and join us to create positive environments where children can learn, build self-confidence, and have fun!

ActivStars Outreach works with a wide range of volunteers around the country to create youth sports programs that allow our children to learn inside safe, encouraging, and fun environments. See what opportunities are available for you to support our cause through outreach, fundraising, and more. Our success comes from amazing volunteers.

ActivStars Outreach uses your donations to provide needs-based scholarships for children who wish to participate in ActivStars youth sports programs. We’re a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so all donations from companies and individuals are tax deductible. Equipment donations welcome too.

We partner with leaders just like you to offer youth outreach programs across the US. Click to learn more about becoming a partner and join us to create positive environments where children can learn, build self-confidence and have fun!

ActivStars Outreach works with a wide range of volunteers around the country to create youth sports programs that allow our children to learn inside safe, encouraging, and fun environments. See what opportunities are available for you to support our cause through outreach, fundraising, and more. Our success comes from amazing volunteers.

What we Value

ActivStars Outreach’s work is guided by three core principles: educating children, building community, and promoting lifelong health.

Education

Education is the cornerstone of our youth programs. Our partners provide industry-leading curricula emphasizing individual growth. Our instructors teach sports skills, nurture self-confidence, and promote positive life skills.

Community

ActivStars Outreach programs are offered at schools, churches, and community centers. Through these programs, our vetted partners create positive and safe learning environments at trusted facilities within our communities.

Health

Physical fitness requires dedication and continual effort. By laying the foundation at early ages through our youth activities, we instill good habits, the desire, and that vital commitment. For some children, our classes provide their only exposure to healthy lifestyles.

What we Value

ActivStars Outreach’s work is guided by three core principles: educating children, providing an encouraging environment, and promoting lifelong health.

Education

Education is the cornerstone of our youth programs. Our partners provide industry-leading curricula emphasizing individual growth. Our instructors teach sports skills, nurture self-confidence, and promote positive life skills.

Environment

ActivStars Outreach programs are offered at schools, churches, and community centers. Through these programs, our vetted partners create positive and safe learning environments at trusted facilities within our communities.

Health

Physical fitness requires dedication and continual effort. By laying the foundation at early ages through our youth activities, we instill good habits, the desire, and that vital commitment. For some children, our classes provide their only exposure to healthy lifestyles.

Testimonials

“Our daughter has enjoyed the program and is looking forward to continuing soccer in the fall. I was so thankful for the program, as it was affordable for our very limited budget, as well as providing classes and games on Saturdays. This was the perfect fit for our family’s schedule, and is so rare to find elsewhere.”
– Tiffany Scher

“When your child is already involved with several extracurricular activities it is nice to be able to plug into an easy and stress-free system that doesn’t involve a lot of planning and costs, but provides a lot of fun and healthy exercise.”
– Doug Frost

“This summer was my daughter’s first experience with cheer, she even tried out and moved up a pom level. The look on her face when she received the trophy at the summer cheer show was priceless.”
– Leah Venegas

“My son started taking karate classes through ActivStars and has made huge strides in self-esteem and technical ability. We had a fantastic experience at the tournament also, where my son earned trophies and medals, allowing him to further build his self-esteem.”
– Victoria Miloan

Are you ready to help?
Your tax-deductible donation to ActivStars Outreach is essentially an investment in your community. These donations, along with proceeds from our fundraising activities, assist the continuing expansion of youth programs locally and across the nation.

Testimonials

“Our daughter has enjoyed the program and is looking forward to continuing soccer in the fall. I was so thankful for the program, as it was affordable for our very limited budget, as well as providing classes and games on Saturdays. This was the perfect fit for our family’s schedule, and is so rare to find elsewhere.”
– Tiffany Scher

“When your child is already involved with several extracurricular activities it is nice to be able to plug into an easy and stress-free system that doesn’t involve a lot of planning and costs, but provides a lot of fun and healthy exercise.”
– Doug Frost

“This summer was my daughter’s first experience with cheer, she even tried out and moved up a pom level. The look on her face when she received the trophy at the summer cheer show was priceless.”
– Leah Venegas

“My son started taking karate classes through ActivStars and has made huge strides in self-esteem and technical ability. We had a fantastic experience at the tournament also, where my son earned trophies and medals, allowing him to further build his self-esteem.”
– Victoria Miloan

Are you ready to help?
Your tax-deductible donation to ActivStars Outreach is essentially an investment in your community. These donations, along with proceeds from our fundraising activities, assist the continuing expansion of youth programs locally and across the nation.

Our Board

Lisa Zajdel
Lisa Zajdel

Lisa Zajdel currently serves as the ActivStars Outreach Board President. Ms. Zajdel was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Mechanicsburg High School in 1989 and acquired her Business Merchandising degree from the Philadelphia Textile University. Presently, Lisa is director for an ecommerce consulting firm.

Ms. Zajdel has one child and spends her spare time working for children’s charities, providing outstanding support and guidance for efforts such as ActivStars Outreach.

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Marty Olejarczyk
Marty Olejarczyk

Marty Olejarczyk was born in 1959 in Somerville, NJ. He attended North Plainfield High School where he was a varsity sport letterman in three sports. Mr. Olejarczyk enlisted in the Air Force in 1977, served as a medic, and was honorably discharged. He moved to Scottsdale Arizona in 1981, attended (and graduated from) Scottsdale Community College on a football and track scholarship. He then received a scholarship at Arizona State University for track and field and competed in the Pac 10 Finals his first year there. Mr. Olejarczyk became involved in retail commercial real estate in 1984 and has been active in the industry ever since. Presently, he is a partner at GPS Retail Advisors, Scottsdale, AZ. He is married to Dr. Nina Wilkey-Olejarczyk and has 7 children. Marty was raised by a single mom who had to work 2-3 jobs to make ends meet and credits the numerous affordable afterschool programs available to him in NJ that helped keep him on track.

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Peter Eastburn
Peter Eastburn

Born in June of 1959 in Odessa, Texas, Peter Eastburn has had a love of sports since childhood. He participated in student athletics including football, baseball, and basketball. After graduating Abilene High School, he worked in the oil industry and then started in the concrete industry in 1979. He moved to Austin, Texas in 1983 and has been in the concrete industry for over 41 years. He then moved to Phoenix in 1988, he’s currently the Business Development Manager for Baker Concrete Construction and has volunteered and coached his daughters in youth sports. Peter also supports many charities around the valley through the construction industry. Mr. Eastburn has been married for 27 years and has two grown daughters.

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Kraig Hollingworth
Kraig Hollingworth

Kraig Hollingworth currently is the acting Treasurer for ActivStars Outreach.  Mr. Hollingworth was born in Great Falls, Montana. Growing up, he had a passion for “anything” computers and an equal passion for martial arts. Mr. Hollingworth studied martial arts at the prestigious Toushi Kan Martial Art Institute under the direction of Shigeki Umemoto and currently holds a Master’s rank across multiple martial arts disciplines.  Mr. Hollingworth completed his B.S. E.E.T. degree in 1994. He has been teaching martial arts for more than 2 decades and has been an employee of ActivStars since 1991. In 2001, Mr. Hollingworth assumed direct responsibilities for ActivStars operations across a seven-state region. Mr. Hollingworth has been married for 20 years and has two daughters.

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