|Do all schools have an ASAS program?|
No. About 175 K-8 schools in Chicago will offer the program during the 2012-2013 school year. Each school completed an RFP to apply and be a part of the program. Priority was given to schools that do not already offer enrichment programming. Charter schools are not eligible to receive ASAS funding at this time.
How do I know if my school has an ASAS program?
Contact your school administration to find out if your school has ASAS programs. You can also call the ASAS hotline at (773) 553-2600.
Are all students eligible to be part of the program?
We ask that schools target 5th-8th graders first for programming, as that is the national focus of After-School All-Stars. It is up to each school’s discretion how they design programs and recruit for them, however many of our schools offer programs for younger students as well.
Does ASAS offer transportation?
Unfortunately after school programs are not eligible for transportation at this time.
Will my student get a snack?
Yes, your school can and should be offering a snack after school. It varies from a cold snack to a hot meal. Talk to your school’s coordinator for more information.
Do all ASAS schools offer sports programs after school?
No. Most schools do offer some type of active recreation; however, it is not a requirement of the program. To represent the program model, schools may offer other activities that meet the health/fitness pillar, such as cooking or healthy living classes.
If I have a company or non-profit that offers programming at schools, how can I get involved with ASAS?
Schools in the ASAS program often bring in outside providers to offer programming at the school with ASAS funds. Talk to the coordinator at the school you’re interested in working with for more information. Keep in mind you must be an approved CPS vendor, with an active CPS vendor number, and your staff must have all of their required background checks on file prior to the onset of any services.