Today ASAP [a partnership of ARCHS and St. Louis for Kids] announced an additional $1.3 million in funding to expand after school programs at 10 St. Louis Public Schools and at Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club at Adam's Park thanks to 21st Century grant funding from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
ASAP reports that since January, an impressive 2,518 new after school slots for grade and middle school students have been added at 38 strategic locations throughout the city. The State of Missouri, the City of St. Louis, the St. Louis Mental Health Board and an impressive list of 14 area funders - including Civic Progress, the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation, Monsanto Fund, Anheuser-Busch, AG Edwards, St. Louis Public Schools and others have answered the call for after school for all by contributing $3.5 million in new after school funding.
This is a true model of a public and private partnership that is making things happen ASAP. There is a lot of new investment taking place in the city. Investing in our children is clearly at the top of many people's lists.