Mission and Values



AYS enriches the learning and well-being of children in a safe, caring and fun environment outside of the school day.


AYS is the provider of choice for out-of-school time programs in central Indiana.


AYS values respect, responsibility and commitment by:

  • Delivering high-quality programs
  • Nurturing individual potential in children and staff
  • Supporting families and communities

Did You Know?

AYS’ first program started with fewer than ten children. Today, we serve over 3,400 children annually. Parent surveys demonstrate that 99% of parents feel they’re child is safe while at AYS and 96% feel their child is happy at AYS. 71% of parents of students enrolled in AYS programs said that AYS has helped their child become more interested in school, 52% reported that with AYS’ help their child’ s grades improved, and 73% stated that their child became more confident in himself/herself because of AYS and 57% credited AYS with their children’ s improved behavior at home. To learn more, please view our 2017-2018 Annual Report.