My first experience with ASAP! was the Young Writers event in 2013. I was deeply moved by the children and their poetry, but also by the organization that provided the platform. ASAP! provides, for children of all backgrounds, a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where they can develop the confidence to fully express their creativity. The breadth, depth and talent of the ASAP! programming is inspirational. It is a privilege to join the ASAP! board. I look forward to seeing many more happy children being empowered through ASAP!