About ASAP

ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships: Mission, Vision & Values


To develop high quality after school activities and resources to empower youth and strengthen communities in Philadelphia.


All children and youth in Philadelphia have the opportunity to reach their full potential through after school programs that keep them safe and engaged, inspired and passionate about learning, committed to graduating on-time, and prepared to succeed in college and the working world.


  • Equity: ASAP believes that every child deserves the opportunity to discover out-of-school time activities and experiences that will enrich and inspire them.
  • Community: ASAP believes that helping youth develop an affirming sense of belonging is of paramount importance to our mission.
  • Partnership: ASAP is committed to forging new and strategic partnerships to meet the growing needs of our city’s youth and honoring these partnerships by conducting our work with integrity, transparency, and inclusivity.

Closing the activity gap

Studies show that middle and high income families far outspend lower income families on enriching activities, exposure to novel environments, and other out-of-school supports that help their children build the skills and background knowledge they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Click here to learn how ASAP and its community of partners are working together to close this out-of-school time opportunity gap for youth in Philadelphia.

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