Liftoff: Full Day E-Learning Support
Living in the midst of a worldwide pandemic comes with a host of challenges – not the least of which for parents and caregivers has been navigating a daily schedule while helping their kids complete their virtual schoolwork. While some school districts operate their schools virtually, we recognize that many parents need a safe environment where they can take their kids for e-learning support and enrichment.
AYS Liftoff is a full day e-learning support program that offers social and emotional support during school hours for children in grades K-6. Although our services have adapted to these changing times and will have a different look and feel for a while, one thing remains constant: we will always be here for you and your family, as we have been for the past 40 years. We will continue to do everything we can to provide safe, enriching programs for your kids while you focus on providing for your family.
Liftoff Locations (click below for site-specific info)
*Broad Ripple High School is open to all families in need
Due to the nature of the virtual school environment, we are only able to offer
Liftoff E-Learning programs for the above districts at this time. We
will continue to work with other partners to determine possible solutions for
other schools/districts. We appreciate your understanding.
What to Bring
Please send your child with the following items EVERY DAY:
Please clearly label all items brought into the program with the child’s name. Site leaders may limit or ban items brought from home if they prove to be a disruption or cause a problem. AYS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ARTICLES.
Students must be admitted into the program at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of their virtual classes in order for staff to have adequate time to prepare students for e-learning. Please note: Drop-off and pick-up may take up to 20 minutes due to safety protocols.
Transitions between activities include regular hand-washing and cleaning to ensure a healthy environment.
Program Goals for Students
- Complete coursework to keep on track with learning
- Engage with other kids to promote social and emotional development
- Continue school-type schedule to help ease back into school when it reopens
- Learn through new and engaging experiences
- Increase physical fitness
- Have fun in a safe and healthy environment
AYS hires individuals to work at our programs who have experience and a passion for kids and enjoy being outdoors. All AYS staff members go through a drug test, TB test, and several criminal background checks. Staff has also been trained in health and safety protocols related the COVID-19 crisis. AYS staff members also receive training in First Aid, child development, conflict resolution, team building, and overall safety. Staff/child ratios are low to allow for a variety of small group activities. CPR-certified staff members are always on site.