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ASAP Honored With "What's Right With The Region!" Award From FOCUS St. Louis

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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.


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ARCHS Brings ASAP to Riverview

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At the request of the State of Missouri Department of Social Services, ARCHS is partnering with the Riverview Gardens School District to bring added services to students and families.

First, ARCHS will be bringing added after school ASAP programs to the district this spring. An ASAP after school program will be provided for up to 48 students at Danforth Elementary School.

In addition, ARCHS will also be providing Kids Vision for Life (KVFL) services to five schools within the district. KVFL is a partnership with Essilor Vision Foundation, Inc. and Crown Vision Center that provides free eye screenings to children in grades K-6, then provides free eye examinations to students who fail the screening, and provides free eye glasses to students who need them after completing the eye examination.

After School Gets Parental Approval

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Parents of After School for All Partnership (ASAP) students believe the activities their children receive are having a positive impact.

This past December, 702 parents completed surveys that asked a variety of questions about their ASAP experiences and impressions.

In the survey, 86.1% of parents said the after school programs help produce better school day learning and behavior for their child.

86.5% of parents who have children in ASAP believed the learning their child receives in the after school program has a direct correlation/link to the curriculum taught in the regular school day.

Additionally, 75% said they believe their child's grades have improved since participating in after school.

ASAP is a community effort to expand access to, and increase the quality of, after school programs for the Greater St. Louis Region. ASAP is managed by ARCHS, St. Louis for Kids and the Saint Louis Public School District and is funded by a unique network of public and private funders such as the State of Missouri, the St. Louis Mental Health Board and others

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ASAP Hoopin' It Up with Basketball League

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A Long Middle School student shoots a jumper over a Fanning Middle School defender during a tough and competitive game.Thanks to a partnership with the St. Louis Rams, ASAP after school progams in St. Louis Public Schools are getting the opportunity to show off how they ball in a competitive and fun environment.

The district-wide SLPS/DCSPORTS Middle School Basketball League provides students the chance to play competitive games against other students.

Student basketball players and cheerleaders who earn acceptable grades also are given school uniforms, which are provided by the Rams. The teams are coached by after school site directors who teach fundamentals of the game as well as teamwork, dedication, and hard work. More so, all student-athletes who make the grade in the classroom get the opportunity to play or cheer!

The league ends in early March, but there is still plenty of competitive games left between the after school programs.

Stay tuned for more photo galleries of this exciting league!

2011-2012 Schedule

Photo Galleries:
Long Middle School vs. Fanning Middle School
Langston Middle School vs. Long Middle School

Happy Holidays from ASAP

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ASAP, its providers, and staff wish everyone a happy and safe Holiday season! During this fun season, several ASAP programs have been putting special Holiday programs on for their students. Click any of the links below to see some photos from the events!