It's been a busy month for ASAP as we wind our clubs up for the school year, celebrate with special events, and look ahead to summer programming! If you haven't caught our updates on our Facebook page, here's a quick recap for what you might have missed.
Big News from ASAP!
Did you hear? Thanks to a generous grant, ASAP, Mayor Nutter, and the School District of Philadelphia are partnering to implement after school clubs in schools receiving transitioning students. Learn more in our e-newsletter, and don't forget to catch up with the media coverage from KYW and the Philadelphia Daily News!
ASAP Year-End Events
ASAP seniors were honored at ASAP College Bound & Scholarship Night by ASAP staff, their families, and Deputy Mayor Mike Diberardinis for their hard work in school to prepare for what's next. Scholarships were awarded to exceptional debate and chess students attending Drexel, Temple, and Community College of Philadelphia. In the words of ASAP's motto, "What happens after graduation starts with what happens after school!"
ASAP staff also gathered to thank our hardworking coaches and volunteers at a recpetion held at City Hall. Thanks to the local businesses who donated food for the event!
ASAP Initiative Updates
Our chess students finished the year with a tournament at St. Joseph's University, sponsored by the Impact 100 foundation. Students from across the city came together for a fun day of chess, which for many was their first tournament! Check out the pictures in our Facebook album.
Scrabble players enjoyed a fun day of spelling and science at the Franklin Institute! After playing a game or two, students were free to explore the museum. Decked out in fantastic orange t-shirts, teams played in both competitive and informal sections. Prizes were awarded for the highest scoring games as well as the best science-related word, which came from the Girls' High team, playing 'Newton'.
We'll be posting more soon about our upcoming fall plans, trainings, scholarship opportunities, and more! For the latest, remember to check our Facebook page, subscribe to our e-newsletter, and follow us on Twitter (@phillyasap)!