✶ Our Mission ✶
Empowerment Through Education
Asian Youth Services (AYS) is an after-school tutoring program serving the youth of the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Our mission is to provide the community's at-risk youth with high-quality educational experiences and mentoring relationships that will equip them to succeed in school and in life.
Founded originally to meet the needs the neighborhood’s Southeast Asian refugee families, AYS has and always will openly welcome any youth in need. While our name reflects our origins, our program has continued to evolve with our community. We now primarily serve children of second-generation Southeast Asian refugee and first-generation Hispanic immigrant families.