Through four citywide initiatives

Chess, Debate, Drama and Scrabble – ASAP helps more than 5,000 youth each year discover passions and friendships that can last a lifetime.

Who we are


ASAP helps schools, libraries, and recreation centers provide fun, enriching out-of-school time activities and experiences to engage, encourage, and inspire youth in Philadelphia

Our Model


ASAP organizes dozens of citywide events and competitions to challenge young minds and connect youth to communities of like-minded peers and caring adults.

Our Calendar


For nearly two decades, ASAP has championed the vital role out-of-school time programs play in supporting the well-being of children, families, and their communities.

Our History

Why we do it

200 schools

ASAP partners with more than 200 schools, libraries, and recreation centers support provide out-of-school time enrichment programs each year

93 %

of ASAP club leaders, mostly school teachers, believe ASAP has helped their students develop skills that are important to their academic success

91 %

of ASAP club leaders believe ASAP has given their students a sense of belonging

90 %

of school principals agree ASAP helps provide their students with opportunities they could not otherwise offer


ASAP has served more than 100,000 Philadelphia youth since its inception

You can help!


A little time can make a big difference. Join ASAP’s community of caring adults who are committed to helping young people discover new passions and new friends after school.

Start a Club

ASAP provides free trainings and supplies to help get clubs up-and-running and organizes events and competitions to keep kids engaged year-round.


Support ASAP and help us make Philadelphia a safer, healthier and smarter city one chess, debate, drama and Scrabble club at a time.

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