Who: Coltin Metzger, program director at IPS 91 When: 2 years (first year as a program director) Favorite color: My favorite color is blue. I think because it reminds me of the sky, I've always loved traveling and flying and to me it reminds me of those things. Favorite season: Summer is my favorite season. Even when it gets too hot to handle, I'd rather be in a tank top and flip flops … [Read more...] about Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week – Coltin Metzger
You may have noticed on our Facebook page last month that a number of our program sites celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and legacy with art projects and fact-finding missions. It was a great example of our program directors building on what students were already learning in their schools, with complementary instruction. In February, the leaders of our AYS programs did … [Read more...] about Black History Month at AYS
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 its ArtForce apprenticeship program, Arts for Learning … [Read more...] about ArtForce at Camp AYS at School 84
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!!
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…