There is no mistake that the pandemic has forever changed the landscape of how our young people learn and study, but is the prevalence and accessibility of online publications helping or hindering literacy progress for elementary school students? Several studies have been conducted since mid-2020 to assess the effectiveness of screen versus print reading, and the research results indicate the … [Read more...] about Do Students Learn Better in Print or on Screen?
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 … [Read more...] about AYS Students Explore Social Emotional Learning and More with Help from Pacers Foundation
The arrival of the month of May means many things. The beginning of summer, the end of the school year, and if you’re a racing fan, the Indianapolis 500. In celebration of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,The 500 Festival Foundation is generously supporting AYS with a grant that has been implemented to create AYS Racers Week. According to their website, The 500 Festival is a “nonprofit … [Read more...] about AYS Racers
#GivingTuesday and Lights On Wrap-Up
If you’ve been following our social media posts lately (on Facebook and Twitter, in particular), you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been talking up Giving Tuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving when you’re encouraged to donate to nonprofits or others that are working to make a positive difference in the world. Yes, it’s true, AYS is a nonprofit! That’s still surprising to some, but we do … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday and Lights On Wrap-Up
Arts for Learning apprentices help combat the ‘summer slide’
Last week, we, and hundreds of others across the country, celebrated National Summer Learning Day. Of course, for Camp AYS, every summer day is dedicated to continued learning, and combatting the so-called “summer slide” – the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Among the great … [Read more...] about Arts for Learning apprentices help combat the ‘summer slide’