AYA / After School Programs
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About Our Programs
Action Youth America (AYA), formerly known as ICES Education has been serving California families for over 30 years, providing top quality service in academics, sports, and other areas of education. Our programs are built upon the foundation of excellence and time-tested methods that have allowed us to be one of the leading providers of before and after-school programs in the United States.
Each after-school program has a Site Director who is regularly at his/her school for a minimum of 6 hours per school day. Site Directors liaise with school staff to ensure that programs run according to Action Youth America policy and align with school life in general. In addition to Site Directors, our programs are continuously monitored and developed by Program Coordinators and Consultant Specialists who together ensure that the highest of standards are met.
Action Youth America programs are academically driven as we understand the need for providing complementary academic support to the instructional day in order for students to meet their full potential. Action Youth America academic coordinators are responsible for assuring optimal academic alignment to school and district needs. They are formally trained on Common Core learning expectations and write, or can assist in writing a curriculum around the principles of Common Core. Additionally, they work with interventions, state testing prep camps, and modeling/training.
Among the millions of children and young people in our communities, poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyles cause serious health problems, lower self-esteem, lead to social and psychological problems and contribute to poor academic performance.
Without intervention, every three children born in the 21st century are likely to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime, and for children of color, the likelihood increases to one in two. Perhaps most importantly, there is evidence that this is the first generation that will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents if obesity continues.
Action Youth America has teamed up with The Center for Collaborative Solutions in supporting the state-sponsored Healthy Behaviors Initiative After-School Programs. Through this collaboration, Action Youth America is piloting an array of healthy living practices in its programs to combat this serious issue.
If you are interested in knowing more or wish to have this program at your school, please contact our corporate office.