“ASP is that home away from home.”
“ASP is that safe and supportive environment that you might not have at home or in your community. You’ll be able to receive a hug, a hive five and a snack. Some students go home without being able to eat.
That little small bag of goldfish means a lot to students like me when we had no food at home. When you and your sister are sharing one small corn dog for dinner and then you don’t eat for the rest of the day. Those small things meant a lot to us and who was giving that to us? Our afterschool tutors. So what do we look like to them? You care about us because you’re giving me a snack that I would never get at home.”
“And that’s what afterschool is about.”