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Nextech brings coding lessons to AYS kids

It’s not unusual to see a bus roll up in front of an elementary school. Unless, of course, it’s a bus that looks like this: As part of Computer Science Education Week, Nextech brought its mobile computing lab and Hour of Code activities to four different AYS sites last Tuesday through Friday. A nonprofit that […]

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Ellen Clippinger honored as Sagamore of the Wabash

Across the country, the results of the 2016 elections remain top of mind.  At AYS, we of course have many different opinions about who should be in leadership positions – but there’s one person we will always stand behind:  Ellen Clippinger. Those of you who are new to AYS may not know that Ellen is […]

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Community service and AYS go together like two peas in a pod.

Community service and AYS go together like two peas in a pod. That’s why we were so excited when Peapod, the country’s leading internet grocer, approached us to take part in their “Kids Give Back” program. Through Peapod’s initiative, they offered AYS kids the chance to learn about nutrition, practice their math skills and understand […]

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Información General en Español

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ArtForce at Camp AYS at School 84

School’s out for summer, but for Camp AYS kids, the learning never stops. Take what’s happening at School #84 in Indianapolis, for example. As part of their summer camp experience, the kids at 84 have been benefitting from a tremendous partnership we have with Arts for Learning, the Indiana affiliate of Young Audiences, Inc. Through […]

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AYS Students Collect Water for Flint, MI

Not too long ago, on a day like any other, Spring Mill AYS students were chatting about their school day with their program peers. What ended up making this day unusual was that the kids’ conversation soon turned to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which had dominated news stories for several weeks in March. […]

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Lights On Afterschool Luncheon

Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center 2820 North Meridian Street Tickets are $75 each – Available for purchase soon Sponsorship opportunities still available. Join us for AYS’ inaugural event to be held October 20, 2016, aligned with the Lights On Afterschool initiative. The event will educate the community about the importance of out-of-school time […]

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You may have heard that we’re in the midst of Teacher Appreciation Week right now. But did you know that right smack dab in the middle of this special week dedicated to educators is another significant date for those who work for AYS and other youth-serving organizations?  Today, May 5, is “Thank a Youth Worker […]

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Stuffed Animals for Kids in Need

Our parents tell us they value AYS because, among other things, we keep their kids safe; help them with their homework; provide them with an after-school snack; and, offer them fun and healthy activities. Here’s something else we know our moms and dads appreciate: at AYS, all of our programs are required to weave in […]

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Happy New Year!!

I hope you were able to take some time to relax and rejuvenate during the holiday season. The new year is a great time for all of us to jump into 2016 with clear heads and light hearts. When I started at AYS last year, one of my goals was to visit each of our […]

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