Philly After School Activities Partnerships Offers Directory of After School Programs

Philadelphia families can find the answers to their after school needs in the 2018 ASAP Directory of After School Programs, a resource to help families in Philadelphia make informed decisions about the after school hours, with more than 1,250 site listings in every Philly zip code.

ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships’ mission is to develop high quality after-school activities and resources to empower youth and strengthen communities in Philadelphia.

ASAP facilitates after-school and summer enrichment clubs in schools, libraries, community-based organizations, and recreation centers throughout Philadelphia. Through the following citywide initiatives, ASAP expands the traditional scope of after-school activities to cultivate communities of diverse youth for whom extra-curricular passions are the gateway to success in the classroom and beyond:

  • ASAP Chess: With 170 clubs meeting weekly and competing monthly, ASAP’s chess program develops the problem-solving and strategic-thinking skills of more than 2,500 youth.
  • ASAP Debate: Through ASAP’s debate program, over 400 youth in 45 middle and high school clubs explore important issues while building critical reading and public speaking skills.
  • ASAP Scrabble: Through weekly play and citywide events, ASAP Scrabble teaches the essential building blocks of literacy and mathematics to more than 1,300 students in 92 clubs.
  • ASAP Drama: For more than 1,000 youth in 40 clubs, ASAP Drama nurtures young people’s powers of expression, teamwork skills, and cultural knowledge through participating in group performances and attending professional productions.

The vision is for all children and youth in Philadelphia have access to high-quality 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.   

Learn more and view the full directory online.

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