The One City All-Star Extravaganza (OCASE) celebrates, promotes and elevates extracurricular activities and/or athletics in public, private and charter schools in the District of Columbia. The OCASE will promote and inspire youth in the inner-city to participate in extracurricular activities and/or athletics at an early age. Unfortunately, today so many youth are not encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and/or athletics – especially girls. This often deprives them of an opportunity to hone their physical and Inter-personal skills as well as the opportunity to experience the challenges and lessons of winning and losing. It is well documented that youth who participate in a wide range of physical activities and athletics are less likely to participate in delinquent behavior such as drug use, drinking & abusing alcohol, and/or being involved in criminal activity Furthermore,
clinical studies have shown that youth that participate in extracurricular activities and/or athletics regularly have higher self-esteem and healthier social relationships. These youth typically live physically healthier lifestyles well into their adulthood, enjoy the benefits of being a part of a team and appreciate the value of a strong work ethic. OCASE Foundation work is to guided by “Conscious Collaboration,” our standard for work that fosters mutual respect, productive linkages among citizens, any more effective results. As part of “Conscious Collaboration,” we have established partnerships with organizations dedicated to our common goal—high achievement for all DC students, regardless of background. OCASE Foundation is a 501(C)3 organization and is a member of Guidestar and Dun & Bradstreet.