AYS’ current Board President Tim Witmer will end his two-year presidential term at our annual meeting on September 16 and retire off of the board. We asked Tim to reflect on his eight years on the AYS board of directors. Looking Back… It has truly been an honor and pleasure to have served as AYS’ board president for the past two years. We’ve accomplished much, but there is a lot more to … [Read more...] about Looking Back…
As the leader of an organization that works with children, and as a single, working mom, school lunches are on my mind right now. I bet I’m not alone. I pack a lunch for my son every day. While it adds 15 minutes (at least!) to my morning or evening, it makes me feel good to “feed” my son, and I can’t seem to let it go. Why should I even care about letting it go, you may ask? Well, some … [Read more...] about Sack Lunch or School Lunch: You decide.
What we loved about: Passport week Learning origami Pretending to travel around the world Creating passports Making walking tacos Eating ramen noodles What we loved about: Circus week Making paper plate clowns and balloons Making balloon animals Playing pin the nose on the clown Drawing clowns What we loved about: ECO week Observing a beaver damn Making bug … [Read more...] about Kids’ Reflection on Summer Camp Adventures
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 to come up with new and creative Mother’s Day crafts for the AYS kids to do each year (thank you, … [Read more...] about Not Your Ordinary Mother’s Day Craft
This week, as we are approaching Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, our programs have been celebrating his legacy and accomplishments in many different ways. At our program at John Strange Elementary, the book club has learned to recite the “I have a Dream” speech. The school age kids will create posters that show unity and young people engaged and helping each other in the spirit of MLK. The kids … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King Day at AYS