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 elements of community service. A great example of this was recently on display … [Read more...] about Stuffed Animals for Kids in Need
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 43 sites annually. So far this school year, I have visited 18 sites. I have seen some great implementation of our four core … [Read more...] about Happy New Year!!
Yesterday we shared what some of our AYS staff are thankful for this time of year. Today, it’s the kids’ turn. These young people are why we do what we do. Thank you, again, for allowing us to be a part of their lives. Parents, you have so much to be proud of. Eliana, age 9 family shelter phone clothes dog friends cousins Yahtzee and Uno Katie, age 10 pets family being … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving!
We have so many things to be thankful for this year, it’s difficult to list them all. Our administrators, our support staff…our site directors, our kids and the families who entrust their care with us. At AYS, we are fortunate to work for an organization that makes a difference in young people’s lives every day, by helping to keep them safe and happy, and improving their performance in … [Read more...] about Giving Thanks to the AYS Family
In nearly every community in the United States, you could find a Lights On Afterschool celebration this year – and thanks to AYS, Central Indiana was no exception. Organized by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide effort to urge greater investment in quality afterschool programs, which keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. A number of our … [Read more...] about Lights On Lights Up Attention for After-School Programs