ASTRA (Ability, Service, Training, Responsibility, Achievement) is a volunteer organization that provides young people with opportunities for personal development, career planning, leadership training and citizenship development.  ASTRA gives its members an opportunity to provide hands-on service to their schools and communities while interacting with business, professional and civic leaders who are members of the sponsoring Altrusa Club. 

Altrusa DFW sponsors three ASTRA Clubs.  One at Carroll High School/Senior High School for young people in grades 9 through 12. One at Dawson Middle School for 7th and 8th graders. One at Carroll Middle School.  All clubs boast strong membership and are actively involved in service to their school and community.

Each ASTRA club meets once a month at their respective school and their members are involved in several service projects throughout the year. 

The monthly ASTRA meetings involve speakers on subjects of personal development and community service.  If you are interested in speaking at one of these meetings, please contact the ASTRA Director as noted on the “Contacts” page.

If you would like to be part of starting a new ASTRA group at a DFW-area school, please Genevieve Shafer at 

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