Our mission every day is to spark creativity and connection.
We do this through the restorative power of comedy, storytelling and artistic expression.
More than 650 veterans return home from duty every day.
But there isn’t always a homecoming party waiting for them. Transitioning to civilian life after service is often a challenging and isolating experience for veterans.
ASAP classes combat that isolation. With ASAP, veterans rediscover the bonds of their service and become part of a community with common experiences. Our alumni don’t just gain new skills; they gain confidence, purpose, and community.
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Peer-reviewed research demonstrates ASAP participants experience statistically significant improvements in:
Confidence & Self-Esteem
Belonging & Social Support
Skill Development & Translation
Participants also reported feeling:
Their anxiety was normalized
Their voices were heard
They could connect more easily with others
Creative Writing Alum
Clyde Thompson Dempsey
US Navy Veteran
Comedy Bootcamp Alum