ASAP hosted its Fourth Quarter Professional Development Training for after school providers on April 3, 2015. The training focused on being an engaging and motivating provider; tackling stimulating and thought-provoking activities to implement in specific programs as well as reflection on the effectiveness of these programs. ASAP requires ongoing trainings to help promote and improve the quality of free after school programs to thousands of area students.
ASAP hosted Second Quarter Professional Development Training for after school providers on November 7, 2014. The training focused on getting parents involved and engaged in their child's after school program. Participants also tackled what is the difference between involvement and engagement, what do programs stand to gain from parent interaction, and what do the students get from their parents becoming involved?
ASAP's funders require ongoing trainings to help promote and improve the quality of free after school programs to thousands of area students.
ASAP after school students at Meramec Elementary put on their creative hats on October 28, 2014 when they visited Craft Alliance in St. Louis. Students designed jewelry and made personal designs on the computer.
The ASAP after school program at Meramec Elementary is provided by Neighborhood Houses.
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).