Miami—On Wednesday, May 7th South Florida After-School All-Stars (SFASAS) will be hosting its annual STARS for LIFE BENEFIT gala at LMNT Gallery.

The fundraising benefit serves to celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals who support our community’s youth. Reaching 17 middle schools and providing more than 2000 at-risk, low income children with free after-school programming throughout Miami-Dade County, SFASAS provides children with a safe and nurturing environment to grow into confident, educated adults.

The STARS for LIFE BENEFIT serves to promote the need for comprehensive programming addressing the high school dropout crisis, childhood obesity and the importance of children giving back to their community. Expected to draw a crowd of more than 200 guests, the benefit highlights special invited honorees including the Miami HEAT’s Official DJ and Irie Foundation President DJ Irie, Agency 21 President Allen Furst, Pediratric Neurologist Dr. Elza Vasconcellos, Fox Sports Florida’s Eric Esteban and life-long supporters of The Marian Center School, Maria and Tom Fogarty. The evening will be hosted by Emmy Award Winning news anchor, Cynthia Demos of CBS4 Miami and guests will be treated to a special performance by three-time Grammy Award winner Archie Peña and the Miami Rhythm Section.

The benefit doors open at 7pm. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at or at the door. LMNT Gallery is located at 55 NW 36 Street, Wynwood. To learn more about After-School All-Stars or to donate visit