AYS INC

Rating: 4.71 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 4755 Kingsway Dr., Ste. 300 Indianapolis IN 46205 USA

Mission: AYS enriches the learning and well-being of children in a safe, caring and fun environment outside of the school day.
Target demographics: children in Central Indiana in need of early childhood education, kindergarten wrap-around, before- and/or after-school or summer enrichment programs
Programs: Operates before- and after-school, early childhood and kindergarten programs in central Indiana.
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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My child was part of this amazing program at the school where I work. I cannot say enough good things about this program and all that it offers to the young people that can attend either before, after or during school hours. They follow a curriculum that allows for students at all levels to find success. Children are given choices, and have hands-on activities often within the day. All of these things make for a positive environment in which children are comfortable trying new things and will certainly grow! I especially liked the multi-cultural lessons mixed in throughout the year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My child grew both educationally and socially in the year she was with the outstanding and caring staff at Stony Creek full day AYS.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

AYS before and after school service was a blessing to me as a single parent who needed to work to provide for my daughter. I was more at ease at my job knowing my daughter was in a safe environment before and after school while I worked. The staff at AYS was a god sent to both of us. They were so thoughtful and cared about my daughter's feelings and helped with her self-esteem and setting her goals. AYS is an amazing service and my daughter and I are very thankful this service was available at her school.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My daughter was more convenient about herself attending AYS and that is why she is a very determined young lady today. She had great mentors at AYS that took the time with her and listened to her. Very thankful for the service of AYS.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would see if they was funding out there to assist parents in the fees. I know that it takes money to run a program like AYS, but being a single mom money is very tight. There is so much are kids get out of having great mentors and being safe.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how the staff interacted with the kids. I enjoyed all the family get togethers AYS had through the years my daughter attended.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, caring, and supported. Even today my daughter and I are in contact with the staff that cared for her. The staff was extremely helpful and caring through the years. Being a single mom I needed all the help I could get.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide before and after care for struggling workings parents that need this service. Not having someone to care for your kids while you have to work is extremely difficult on a person.

Ways to make it better...

My experience was OUTSTANDING.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding. It is a service that is vital to our community to keep our kids safe and reassurance that they are learning new and exiting things. AYS provides that for all working parents so they are able to provide for their families.

One thing I'd also say is that...

AYS was not only a great service, but they staff provided much needed mentoring to my daughter at a very difficult time in our lives. AYS was and is a wonderful organization to our community and is very much needed for all kids today.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

AYS has served our school community for many years. I live in the district where I work and my own children attended AYS many years ago. It was a great experience for them. AYS serves our schools by caring for our students before and after school each day. They are staffed with fine professionals who are dedicated to their jobs!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Many of our district's families choose AYS.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

AYS has been the long-time provider of latch-key care for our school-aged children. We are a very small school system and AYS provides exceptional care and the highest educational programs despite our small number of participants. Absent the involvement of AYS, I fear our children would be left without service.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The educational achievement attained by our students because of their participation in AYS.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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