It was a trip on a school bus that made the rounds picking up school kids ‘after school’ that inspired me to become involved with ASAP!. These kids were heading to their respective after school arts programs which, at the time, were taking place at the Waterbury Magnet School. I not only overheard the enthusiastic “buzz” on the bus, but was truly enlightened when I observed the various workshops and extraordinary teaching artists in action. I had no idea until that day how important ASAP! is for our community and these kids.