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AYS Racers

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 […]

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ArtReach – AYS partners with the Indianapolis Art Center

For two hours each Monday afternoon, AYS participants at Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence (SENSE) are visited by artists from the Indianapolis Art Center through the ArtReach program. The artists lead lessons on a variety of techniques, and the children are able to make their own art creations using their newly learned skills. Some of […]

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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 […]

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ArtForce at Camp AYS at School 84

School’s out for summer, but for Camp AYS kids, the learning never stops. Take what’s happening at School #84 in Indianapolis, for example. As part of their summer camp experience, the kids at 84 have been benefitting from a tremendous partnership we have with Arts for Learning, the Indiana affiliate of Young Audiences, Inc. Through […]

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Kids’ Reflection on Summer Camp Adventures

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 […]

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Helping Hungry Hoosiers

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 […]

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