Our Story: How ASAP Began
Back in 2012...
In 2012, individuals saw a need to help
the youth in Silverton, Oregon. At the
time the middleschool students went to
Mark Twain and consisted of just 7th and 8th graders.
The idea for ASAP was born when four local pastors (one from each: Immanuel Lutheran, St. Paul's, United Methodist, First Christian) got together and said, there needs to be a program that is available for our youth from the time the bell rings, until family gets home. A place that they can be safe, allowed to grow, socialize and have fun.
ASAP started, with being available to 7th and 8th graders every Tuesday and Thursday the first few years. As it continued to grow and as schools changed (the middle school moved from Mark Twain to the Old High School). The program was able to expand as well. In the 2016-2017 school year ASAP was able to include the 6th graders and add another day (Wednesday) with a generous grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.