Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) has issued a $32,513 grant to Provident, Inc., and a $60,000 grant to Unleashing Potential to support ASAP summer enrichment programs at four locations that include two elementary schools and two faith-based sites.
The Missouri Department of Social Service funds will enable more than 190 low-income grade school-age students to participate in summer activities at St. Frances Cabrini Academy, Centennial Christian Church, and Fairview Elementary and Woodland/Hanrahan Elementary Schools in the Jennings School District.
The weekday programs conducted by Provident, Inc. and Unleashing Potential will focus on academic support/enrichment, social and life skills, health and recreation, character development, and parent and family involvement. Each day, a nutritious meal or snack will be provided.
During FY 2018, ARCHS has issued 52 grants exceeding $7.7 million to area education and social service organizations to enhance the lives of thousands of area families living in poverty and facing disparities and disadvantages.
In addition to funding, ARCHS annually provides 16,000 hours of strategic evaluation, technical assistance, and professional development support to enhance the quality and delivery of programs that focus on early childhood, k-12, and adult learning.
ASAP was proud to be one of 8,000 communities across the nation taking part in the 15th annual Lights On After School on October 23, 2014. Lights On celebrates after school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities.
Dozens of ASAP programs participated in this year's event, hosting programs such as a balloon launch carrying students' favorite aspects of after school, an stl250 cake design, talent show, and t-shirt decorations. Photos below are from ASAP sites at Jefferson (operated by Provident), Patrick Henry (Neighborhood Houses), and Sigel (Neighborhood Houses) elementary schools and St. Frances Cabrini (YWCA).
ASAP after school sites at Adams Park Community Center, Cote Brilliante Elementary, Dunbar Elementary, Farragut Elementary, and Herzog Elementary were given the opportunity to participate in the National Football League's (NFL) Play60 Campaign with the St. Louis Rams on November 27.
Rams' kicker Greg Zuerlein and linebacker Justin Cole spoke to the ASAP students about the importance of fitness, and even took part in some of the activities with the children!
Play60 is "designed to tackle childhood obesity, and brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL's in-school, after-school, and team-based programs."
ASAP was proud to be one of 6,000 communities across the nation taking part in Lights On After School. The 13th annual Lights On After School was held October 18 and featured more than 1 million Americans rallying for after school programs.
Dozens of ASAP programs participated in Lights On After School, hosting programs, such as pumpkin carving, board games, science experiments, fall festivals, arts and crafts, and much more!
Click here to see photos from St. Louis The King, Mullanphy Elementary, Bryan Hill Elementary, Ashland Elementary, St. Frances Cabrini Academy, Sherman Elementary, Peabody Elementary, and Froebel Elementary!
The After School for All Partnership (ASAP) and its partners are pleased to announce it will be honored on May 3 with "What's Right With The Region (WRWR)" award from FOCUS St. Louis. The 15th annual regional celebration recognizes success stories from the Greater St. Louis area.
ASAP is receiving the award for its work in increasing access to, and the quality of, after school programs for more than 4,000 students each year. ARCHS, St. Louis for Kids, Saint Louis Public Schools, after school program providers, and a unique blend of public and private funders have strategically worked together since ASAP was created in 2007.