March is Women's History Month. ASAP encourages St. Louis area after school and youth development programs to promote the important role women have played throughout St. Louis' 250 year history.
Use this event to discuss the important contribution females have made in advancing the arts, business, education, entertainment, publishing, sports, and many other fields of endeavor.
February 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:
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.
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.
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