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Dear ASAP! Community, 

How are you? We are thankfully well. The office is closed but staff continue to work remotely so that our students and community can continue to be served. 

As you know, our mission is: To foster creative, hands-on learning through the arts: ASAP! and we are working to do just that during these challenging times. Our team is working to develop remote program options so that we can continue to encourage creativity and empathy in a time when the world needs it most. We will let you know once we have material available. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates. We anticipate having live sessions with some of our Teaching Artists available in coming weeks. 

In addition, we know that our in-person programs will again take place. Planning for Summer Camp, Workshops, and School Programs for 2020-2021 are all in progress. Celebration of Young Writers is still accepting submissions and we have extended the deadline until April 30th so that students who choose to use their time at home to write can submit their work. We are also working to develop an outdoor art challenge each one of you can participate in from home. More details on this will come soon. 

It is at times like these that support from our community means the most. Your generosity is why we have been able to remain operational during this crisis and we are so very grateful.

Our vision is to help children become empowered, resilient, and compassionate adults. In our current world these traits are at their most vital. It is also at these times when adults find those traits most challenging to emulate. May we all remain empowered, resilient, and compassionate so that our children learn by example. We are all in this together! 

All our best,

Executive Director JoAnne Torti, ASAP! Staff, and Board of Directors


JULY 27 - AUGUST 7, 2020

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