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Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week – Marcus Jackson

Who: Marcus Jackson, Program Director at Phalen Leadership Academy Years of Experience: 10 years with AYS Favorite Color: Blue. It’s a peaceful color. Favorite Season: Summer. It’s the warmest of them all. Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies and cream. Q: What has been the most rewarding aspect of working with AYS? A: Working with kids. Just […]

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Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week – Matt Cepican

Who: Matt Cepican, Program Director at Blue and Gold Academies Years of Experience: 7 years with AYS Favorite Color: Teal Favorite Seasons: Spring and fall. Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate chip cookie dough. Q: What has been the most rewarding aspect of working with AYS? A: For me, the most rewarding aspect of AYS is helping […]

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Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week – Sue Turner

Who: Sue Turner, Program Director at Crooked Creek Years of Experience: 22 years with AYS Favorite Color: Purple Favorite Season: Loves all the seasons for different reasons. “I love the change each one brings.” Favorite Ice Cream: Lemon ice cream, especially lemon custard Q: What has been the most rewarding aspect of working with AYS? […]

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United Way Hand Raisers

Raise your hand if you or someone you know has benefited from the hard work and generosity of the United Way of Central Indiana! Not sure? Well, it’s very likely you do know someone, because UWCI has been fighting for the education, financial stability and basic needs of our community for an amazing 100 years […]

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A Different Perspective: Part II

Hey, everyone! Jimmy Lafakis here again. I am approaching the end of my internship at AYS. Recently, I’ve traveled across central Indiana to observe several AYS camps during spring breaks. I have had a lot of fun on my travels, and wanted to share some of my thoughts with you. Each school brings a different […]

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ArtReach – AYS partners with the Indianapolis Art Center

For two hours each Monday afternoon, AYS participants at Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence (SENSE) are visited by artists from the Indianapolis Art Center through the ArtReach program. The artists lead lessons on a variety of techniques, and the children are able to make their own art creations using their newly learned skills. Some of […]

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A Different Perspective: Part I

My name is Jimmy Lafakis, and I am a junior journalism student at Butler University. I have had the pleasure of working for AYS for the past month. When I accepted the Development and Marketing Intern position at AYS, I had no idea that I would be able to make such personal connections with the […]

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General Information Sheets 2018-2019

Please review your school district’s General Information Sheet General Information- Indianapolis Public Schools – CS, 55, 61, 96, 106, 107 General Information- Indianapolis Public Schools – 59, 60, 70, 84, 91 General Information- M.S.D. Decatur Township General Information- M.S.D. Washington Township General Information- North Montgomery Community School Corp. General Information- North Salem Elementary General Information- […]

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#GivingTuesday and Lights On Wrap-Up

If you’ve been following our social media posts lately (on Facebook and Twitter, in particular), you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been talking up Giving Tuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving when you’re encouraged to donate to nonprofits or others that are working to make a positive difference in the world. Yes, it’s true, AYS is […]

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Camp AYS: Branching Out During Grow Further Week

This is one part in a series of posts about Camp AYS 2017. Visit our general blog page for more wrap-ups. Camp AYS kids sprouted up, around and sideways during Grow Further Week! Kids at our Pittsboro Primary camp walked to Scamahorn Park to create a butterfly garden. The children weeded the plot, planted the […]

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