For over 30 years ASM has been providing state-of-the-art programming in the areas of Arts, Communications & Leadership, Sports, and STEM to teens who need it most. Our staff have been working tirelessly this summer to re-envision our original program model and roll out safe, equitable and innovative learning opportunities in a remote setting.
This summer by the numbers:
10,000 teens participated in nearly 400 programs remotely
5,000 program supply packets were delivered to teens’ homes
1,100 computers/tablets/hotspots were distributed to teens and instructors
20,000 stipend payments went to ASM Teens
100,000+ meals were provided to the ASM Community
Our work is far from done! For every teen who applies for our programming, one has to be turned away. 90% of our teens come from areas hit hardest by the pandemic, resulting in food instability, economic instability and mental health concerns. So we are doubling down on our efforts to broaden support offerings like handing out meals to teens’ families and providing connections to counselors for teens who’ve suffered trauma.
Thank you for being a part of this important work of showing our teens how much they matter! We are stronger when we are #ASMTogether!