The Akers Group North America
The Akers Group North America

Helping Children and Families make pro-social decisions

Programs and Services

T.A.G. After-School Care Program

The T.A.G. After -School Care Program is located at the RISE Learning Center on the south side of Indianapolis.  The staff are trained in providing the least restrictive alternatives when the children are having a critical moment.  The staff are also trained to make sure that there is therapeutic engagement at all times.  We utilize our four  principles throughout our program.  These principles include Education, Recreation, Vocational and Leisure skills training. Volunteer opportunities are available.    

T.A.G. SUMMER PROGRAMS

Our Summer Program will be the first for us of many to come.  We have set up themes for the 6 weeks of our program that will be both fun and engaging to our children.  We are accepting both disabled and non-disabled children for  the fun and learning experience.  We feel this exposure will enhance the opportunities for children that join our camp.  An added feature to our camp will be in house therapeutic service's to aid our families.  We feel that offering services in house will be a convenient opportunity for children and families.  We will offer Speech, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Counseling on site.  We will also be a site for Summer Servings which provides food for the children in the local community. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Our Mission

 The Akers Group is rooted in helping children and families through difficult situations by providing positive choices and fostering positive attitudes.    

Our Principles

Education

 We believe that our children should have as many learning opportunities as possible. Children need extra practice and the chance to explore in a stimulating environment that encourages pro-active communication with care and concern that is socially acceptable in their chosen community. 

Recreation

 We believe that children should have physical activity every day. This activity should be focused on maintaining positive health and challenging to encourage growth both physical and mental. Recreation should be fun and physically appropriate as well as transferable.     

Vocational

 We believe that children should have a discernable skill at the level that they can participate independently. A Portion of our principles are to increase vocational opportunities that transfer to the home and chosen community.  Our vocational practice promotes choice and a since of pride on task completion with an understanding of the skill and its function.     

Leisure Skills

 We believe that proper leisure skills are important for children to learn and practice often. We will support children to have suitable leisure skills that transfer to the home or living environment. Proper leisure skills can also be utilized for pro – social behavioral training and maintaining ones emotions through coping mechanisms and identifying what makes a child angry.      

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The Akers Group North America

5391 Shelby st, Indianapolis, IN 46227, US

(317) 313-7383

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed