Clearly communicate the availability of low- or no-cost youth programs

According to the needs assessment, many respondents said their children don’t participate in existing programs due to cost. However, there are a good number of programs that are free or very low-cost, and more clearly communicating their availability will enable more young people to engage in positive and fun activities.

HELPFUL LINKS

Boys & Girls Club after-school program: $20 for the entire school year

Boys & Girls Club teen program: $10 for the entire year

APSD after-school program for upper elementary and middle school kids: free

Beat the Streets program for middle school kids: free

AP Recreation & Boys & Girls Club basketball league: $20 registration fee

Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program: free

KYDS programming: free

Ocean Family Success Center programming:  free

Asbury Park Recreation Summer Camps: Varies (some are free)

supporting data

0%
of residents with children said cost was the major reason their children didn't participate in programs

Data from 2017 Needs Assessment

0%
of residents say the biggest challenge for youth is not having enough to do after school

Data from 2017 Needs Assessment