Welcome to The Axiom, the youth center that provides students with enriching activities and educational programs to fuel their growth and development. Here at The Axiom, experienced and certified staff members will create a safe and secure learning environment where students can explore and have meaningful experiences. Parents and guardians can rest assured that their children are in good hands and will benefit from attending The Axiom on a regular basis.
All of our volunteers go through an application and background check process to ensure the safety of our patrons, and those over the age of 18 are only allowed to attend while they are still enrolled in a local high school. To ensure we can provide the best possible services, we always welcome input from the families of our students. If there is anything you know about your students that we should be aware of that will help us help them, please let us know! We firmly believe that having a positive influence on students can make a tremendous difference in their lives.
To keep The Axiom a safe place, we do have a few policies such as not allowing students to come and go during business hours, and enforcing all safety rules, but remember we are a voluntary center and we cannot communicate whether or not a student is here over the phone.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
Monday-Friday 2-6 pm, we do change our hours based on school breaks and holidays. If you think that may apply check in on our facebook or instagram page!
DO THE HOURS EVER CHANGE?
Yes, we adjust our hours for summer breaks and changes in school district schedules. We will always post schedule changes on site & on our social media accounts.
HOW MUCH DOES AXIOM COST?
Axiom normal hours are totally FREE! We are funded through community donations, and donations are always appreciated!
IS AXIOM SUPERVISED?
Yes, we aim to maintain a 1 adult to 10 student ratio to ensure proper supervision. Also, all staff and volunteers must pass background checks & our training to serve.
WHAT ARE THE RULES AT AXIOM?
We have two expectations the Axiom, HONOR & RESPECT. Outdo each other in honor and respect yourself & others. Anything a young person does falls under one of these two expectations. We feel it is better to work through issues as they arise rather than leaning on an extensive list of rules.
DO STUDENTS HAVE TO CHECK IN OR CHECK OUT?
No, our staff take attendance throughout the day for our records. However, because we are not a childcare center, students may leave at any time. We ask that parents work with their teens about their specific rules on coming and leaving the Axiom. We expect students to honor & and respect the downtown community and to inform us if they are leaving and if they're planning to come back to Axiom that day,
WHAT IF I HAVE A CONCERN?
Please contact us! We love being able to partner with parents to support their students. Feel free to call or email us! We do not typically answer the phone during our open hours since we are focused on the students, but we will call you back if you leave a message.
HOW CAN I STAY CONNECTED & INFORMED?
We use an app called MinHub Portal. In this app, we can communicate with you the parent, with the students as well as with the volunteers. For instructions on the app click here. We also recommend subscribing to our email list & liking us on Facebook or Instagram for general updates. And of course, should we have any serious issues regarding your student we will call you.