After School Assistance Program

The After School Assistance Program (ASAP) is a 21st Century Community Learning Center program of the City of Panama City that provides learning opportunities to 65 underprivileged youth, ages 6-16 who are at-risk of educational challenges and who have a need for a safe haven in the community in which they live. ASAP provides assistance with in-school studies, mentoring and counseling, computer and job training skills, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Adopt-A-Grandparent, as well as educational field trips, arts & crafts, group sports and more all year round.

The Junior League supports ASAP by providing volunteer mentors on a continuing basis. The League also coordinates parties for the children including a Best Buy Back to School Bash, Mrs. Kendall’s Annual ASAP Read In, as well as a holiday shopping experience where children can select and wrap gifts for family members, and an ASAP End of Year Bash. The League also helps with ASAP’s annual Spring Break Trip to deserving students who have made good grades and had good conduct throughout the school year. Over the years, the League purchased two new 15 passenger vans for ASAP’s transportation needs, remodeled and stocked the “John Wesley Foster” reading room at the Pana Villa ASAP location. Each year the League’s Child Service Center provides ASAP students with their back to school clothes.

For additional information regarding the After School Assistance Program, Visit The ASAP Website