By Jenny Holden, AYS Volunteer It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is quickly coming to an end. Soon we will be ringing in the New Year, which means the kiddos have been home for a while and they’re probably starting to get cabin fever. It also means all the beautiful lights and holiday decorations we’ve enjoyed over the last month are on their way down. It’s bitter sweet for me to … [Read more...] about DIY New Year’s Wreaths
Dear AYS Families and Supporters, I’ve finished my first month as AYS’ new President/CEO and would like to take the time to officially introduce myself to you. I am Chrystal Struben, and I have been working in the non-profit sector for more than 15 years, with a focus on management, fundraising and marketing. I have dedicated my career and volunteer work to youth and family serving organizations, … [Read more...] about AYS’ New CEO – One Month In…
Do you know if your child has ever been bullied at school? Probably not. With the school year in full swing, students are managing the day-to-day routines of class work, homework and extracurricular activities. Still, many other children struggle to manage the additional stress of being bullied. Kids who bully others use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, … [Read more...] about Spot, Stop and Speak Up – Bullying Prevention at AYS
As January comes to an end, I’m sure most people are tired of hearing about health and fitness. As everyone knows the New Year brings new resolutions, most of which involve getting healthier. This doesn’t have to be…. Here at Phalen Leadership Academy (PLA) AYS, the students and I are embarking on a journey to a healthier lifestyle. Each week we choose healthier snacks over processed, high-calorie … [Read more...] about Let’s Get Fit!
The kids at AYS Spring Mill decided to make duct tape wallets, sell them and donate the proceeds to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc. Their goal is to raise $100. The wallets are selling like sliced bread, so the kids might even exceed this! We are so proud of our young philanthropists! The large wallets sell for $3, the medium ones for $2, and the small ones for $1.50. Please let us know if you … [Read more...] about Helping Hungry Hoosiers