The unfolding story of Dr. Burnette’s departure as Newfield’s CEO, after only 14 months, is garnering overwhelming interest across the community. Most longtime leaders in the non-profit sector have been through public relations crises, and it’s never easy, especially when it is a top news story. Even when it’s not you or your organization under fire, the risk is always there. Much of the … [Read more...] about Board Governance Can Make or Break a Non-Profit
“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.” - Loris Malaguzzi Children are naturally curious, experimental, and usually all too willing to get their hands in some paint, and as their parents, teachers, and program leaders, we sometimes assume that the best way to encourage a student’s creativity is simply to get out … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Promote Youth Creativity
On October 26, schools from coast to coast will joyously light up for the Lights on Afterschool movement that celebrates the boundless learning avenues that the future holds for students beyond the traditional school day. AYS programs will stand out as a beacon among memorable celebrations across Indiana. 1,000+ students will navigate through immersive stations geared toward STEM learning. Each … [Read more...] about We Grow Better with the Lights On!
AYS has received a grant of $1,000,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help enhance afterschool enrichments for students and staff. OCTOBER 10, 2023 || INDIANAPOLIS, IN-- The At Your School (AYS) program is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s initiative, Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana. The aim of the competitive initiative is to help youth-serving organizations working throughout … [Read more...] about AYS Receives $1M in Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana Grant
Now more than ever, the implications of bullying are more understood and widely discussed. Afterschool workers play a pivotal role in shaping a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for children aged 4-13. Being the guardians of a bully-free zone requires vigilant, compassionate, and educated approaches. Here are five actionable anti-bullying tips that afterschool workers implement to … [Read more...] about Fostering Bully-Free Zones in Afterschool