This fall ARCHS issued $2.5 million to provide free after school programming for 1,900 students at 29 locations in the Jennings and Saint Louis Public School districts. ARCHS issued grants to the following organizations:
-Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
-Gene Slay’s Boys and Girls Club
-Northside Youth and Senior Service Center
-Provident Behavioral Health
-Stray Dog Theatre/Arts in Mind
-United 4 Children (Professional Development Training)
ARCHS’ After School for All Partnership (ASAP) is the largest coordinated after school system in St. Louis, providing free, high-quality programming for under-resourced children in grades K-5. ARCHS secures its funding for ASAP from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Saint Louis MHB. Additional in-kind support is provided by the Jennings School District and Saint Louis Public Schools.
ARCHS’ ASAP programs focus on four core activities: academic support/enrichment, social/life skills, health/recreation, and parent/family involvement. All ARCHS’ ASAP sites meet state licensing standards. ARCHS’ ASAP site staff are provided with extensive professional development training opportunities.
During the most recent school year, ARCHS’ ASAP served 1,370 students at 29 locations through in-person and virtual settings. Students benefitted from 17,826 learning activities and 300,000 hot meals.