Making a Difference ASAP
Since 2007, ASAP has made a dramatic impact on the lives of St. Louis area students, parents, educators and after school professionals.
Impact on the Region:
- Supports students' classroom learning
- Enhances teacher and school based curricula
- Provides safe and nurturing environment for students
- Fosters stronger sense of neighborhoods
- Allows parents to work and/or attend school themselves
- Prepares students for lifelong learning
- Reduces youth exposure to risky behaviors and possible victimization
Impact on Access:
ASAP and its partners have added 2,560 new additional "after school slots" to the City of St. Louis. ASAP is working toward a goal of adding more than 5,600 new slots to assure that at least 22 percent of city-based students have access to after school services (the national average).
Impact on Quality:
Through the professional development training and technical assistance provided by ARCHS, United 4 Children and other organizations, the after school service delivery providers ASAP contracts with are increasing their knowledge and building capacity. The use of performance based contracts, common data collection, logic models and thousands of hours of collective training and assistance is helping more than 300 after school professionals grow and learn.
Impact on Funding:
ASAP has created a public and private funding model that brings together money and resources from the State of Missouri, the St. Louis Mental Health Board, area schools, and an impressive array of private funders. ASAP estimates it would cost parents more than $3,000 to pay for the services each child receives free of charge through ASAP. With more than 3,000 students served - that is an impressive $9 million impact on the region.
Impact on Students:
Each of ASAP's grade school locations report that their students and parents are seeing the impact ASAP makes in their daily lives. From help with homework to learning vital life skills and character development, students are growing and learning via fun, yet educational activities.