participant_id 6326
event_id 18
charity_id 170

MATEO RUIZ

I AM PARTICIPATING IN Generosity Philly
IN SUPPORT OF ASAP/AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PARTNERSHIPS
$0 RAISED
$200 GOAL
My name is Mateo Ruiz and I am a freshman at Esperanza Academy Charter School. I currently participate in ASAP Chess after school!

I am running because: "first, if I was talking to a person my age, I would tell them that they need to be in an after school activity. I would tell them after school activities are awesome, giving you a place where you belong, even if it’s just after school. It’s a good place to find peace of mind, find new people- after school activities provide a great way to meet new people. After school activities are also great in helping you look for what you want to do. For example, I didn’t know I was that much into drama, until I started going to drama after school. It helped me reach farther into that talent. Meeting new people and finding things you really love."
- Mateo Ruiz

About ASAP/AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PARTNERSHIPS

ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships' mission is to develop high quality after school activities and resources to empower youth and strengthen communities in Philadelphia.

ASAP serves 5,000 youth annually in more than 350 clubs through four citywide initiatives- chess, debate, drama and Scrabble.

At ASAP, we believe that after school is not just a time when kids get to BE themselves – it is a time they get to BECOME themselves through enriching experiences.





EVER WONDER WHERE YOUR
GENEROUS DONATIONS GO?


$30
SEPTA TRANSPORTATION FOR A HIGH SCHOOL CHESS TEAM ATTENDING AN AFTER SCHOOL MATCH
$250
THE COST OF SUPPLIES FOR ONE AFTER SCHOOL CLUB, FOR YEAR LONG USE
$2000
THE ANNUAL COST TO SUPPORT AN ASAP CHESS, DEBATE, SCRABBLE, OR DRAMA CLUB