After School Professionals Appreciation Week is set for April 24-28, 2017. ASAP salutes and recognizes those who work with youth during out-of-school hours. Join ASAP in thanking the hundreds of after school professionals and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of more than 2,000 young people throughout ASAP's 30 program locations.

In March, one of ASAP's program partners - Gene Slay's Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis - penned a feature story on the important role of after school and the impact they are having on the community.

Read Gene Slay's Girls & Boys Club story.