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Kids Care at AYS

Throughout this summer, AYS campers at each of the six Camp AYS sites got a taste of philanthropy during “Kids Care Week.” Each camp chose a charitable organization to dedicate their time and effort over the course of the week. The campers at Pittsboro Primary chose to make dog treats and cat toys to donate […]

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AYS Students Explore Social Emotional Learning and More with Help from Pacers Foundation

When AYS began its involvement at Clarence Farrington School 61, it became clear that the needs of the school aligned well with what the Pacers Foundation supports. According to their website, “The Foundation awards grants and contributions to Indiana-based nonprofit organization… with a particular emphasis on education activities/programs.” The grant purchased new art supplies, physical […]

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Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week – Andrea Straughan

Who: Andrea Straughan, program director at Fox Hill When: 18 years (started out at Harcourt Elementary school as a program assistant and shortly after was promoted to program director) Favorite color: Green for money — after all, who doesn’t like money? Favorite season: Not sure Favorite ice cream: Caramel Praline from Baskin Robbin’s Q: What […]

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Not Your Ordinary Mother’s Day Craft

Mother’s Day is fast approaching- the day when children, young and old, try our best to make our mom’s feel special. For mothers of younger children, this often comes with a host of craft projects that decorate the refrigerator or take a place of honor on a shelf. Our AYS staff members try their best […]

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