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: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

As an elementary principal, I saw the need for after school programs and housed them at our school. I was always so impressed that the director never gave up with all the challenges not only at my school but in all the distrcts and schools she tried to cover. The demand on her time continues to be overwhelming. Fortunately, she can deligate and the people that volunteer and work for her donate much of their time and energies to keep the programs going. There were teachers who didn't want to be bothered with the program, administrators seeing it as another load to carry, difficulty with having to always move equipment around, shortage of supplies and coping with very diversified programs were a few of the many challenges. The founding managing director has kept up the struggle to maintain her vision for 30 years.

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

observing the challenges and growth of the organization for about 25 years. The dedicated efforts of the staff, with very modest salaries, is commentable. My modest annual financial donations for 25 years are indigative of my belief in this program.

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

personally seeing a person with a vision carry out a very challenging mission for 25 years.

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

extremely dedicated and gave much of their time to fullfill a community need goal.

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

ease the frustration of working parents with children and enrich children's experiences while away from home.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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