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Black History Month 2016 Resources

bhcFebruary is Black History Month. ASAP encourages St. Louis area after school and youth development programs to promote the important role African Americans have played throughout St. Louis' 250 year history.

There are several events and activities taking place during the month. Programs can do classroom activities or arrange outings to area historical attractions. Here are some local resources:

Download ASAP's Black History Month Idea Guide

Explore St. Louis

Griot Museum

Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing

Missouri Digital Heritage

Scott Joplin House

St. Louis County Library

Mann Elementary Garnering National Attention


One of ASAP's after school partners is garnering local and national attention for their school improvement efforts. Horace Mann Elementary School is in the spotlight for making significant changes in the learning experiences of their students.

Mann is being lauded for improving academic achievement, increasing the use of assessment data to individualize instruction, and increasing enrollment. Over the past four years, Mann has implemented a number of strategies to improve instruction for its students grades Pre-k through sixth. ASAP's after school program at Mann is provided by Neighborhood Houses.

Mann St. Louis Post-Dispatch story

Mann case study

Lights On Afterschool 2015

On October 22, 2015, schools across the nation celebrated "Lights on Afterschool" - an annual event that supports the national need for quality after school programs by providing educational, hands-on activities to keep kids safe and to inspire learning while helping working families. ASAP's 29 program locations offered a variety of special events to celebrate.

ASAP continues to provide after school programming for thousands of children in the St. Louis Metro area and are continually working to expand the network to serve more children with high quality activities.

View photo gallery below.

After School Volunteer Opportunities with OASIS

Looking for a fun and healthy volunteer opportunity for the new school year? OASIS is recruiting volunteers to teach CATCH Healthy Habits to students at three After School for All Partnership (ASAP) programs.

-Jennings Fairview Elementary School: 7047 Emma Ave, Jennings, MO 63136
-Boys & Girls Club: Adam’s Park Club: 4317 Vista, St. Louis, MO, 63110
-Mason Elementary: 6031 Southwest, St. Louis, MO 63139

For just one hour per week, for eight weeks, teach children about healthy eating habits, lead active games and provide a healthy snack. Training and all supplies provided. Each school needs a minimum of six volunteers to be successful. Join us to “catch healthy habits” with some fun, energetic kids and volunteers.

The volunteer commitment is to attend training and join a volunteer team for one hour per week for eight weeks. New volunteer trainings will be held August 19th and 26th at Crown Center in University City from 9 am-2:00 pm.  And one training date is to be announced in St. Charles for the end of August.

To learn more:
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">Shelby at OASIS or 314-653-4092