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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 01:27


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 Welcome Back AYA Students!!! 

We're at the close of week 3!


We still have room, attend: 

            Open House Sundays @, 5 PM EST

Conference Room Link 


Class Schedule

 Akwabaa! Welcome!   

I'm Wekesa O. Madzimoyo. We're preparing for our best year out of the 11 wonderful years for AYA Educational Institute. 
Click around to see what we're doing this year. Join us for our Open House of Sundays @ 5 PM EST

Student Voices from the past!   |    

The brief history/approach video  |   The courses for this semester  


Join us. Register today. Call Mama Afiya or Baba Wekesa @ 404.292.9002 or  404.201.2356


Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 19:53

Welcome to AYA.

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Help us celebrate!
Our students are doing it!
AYA (ah-yah) is an Adinkra Symbol. It is a symbol of the fern. For the Akan of Ghana, it stands for independence, resourcefulness, endurance and defiance in the face of difficulty. AYA guides our educational methodology and is embedded in all our educational goals and objectives.

Mama Afiya Madzimoyo






AYA Educational Institute, directed by Afiya Madzimoyo, M.S.W., and Baba Wekesa Madzimoyo provides quality educational alternatives and resources for youth and adults of African descent.

For 12 years, AYA's programs have immersed students, parents and other adults in an African-centered educational and social environment that is rich in our past and culture.

The assessments, instruction and activities are designed to prepare them to excel academically and socially. These tools enable them to succeed in their current and future responsibilities to themselves, their families, our community, our people and the world (in that order).



Baba Wekesa Madzimoyo


Our Mission:

It was in the summer of 1998 that AYA got started.
I remember it well. We were passing out flyers all over the Atlanta metro area. Wow, have we grown since then. Today we have youth and adult students all over the US, Bermuda and Trinadad too. We've extended our collaboration with other organizations and learned better how to serve our people. Over these years we've been unwavering in our mission.

Through its various programs and publications, AYA's mission is to provide educational services for children, youth and adults that facilitate Africans and Africans in the Diaspora developing
A HIGH motivation to achieve academically and socially based on a clear African identity and commitment to serve the African community first.

  • A track record of demonstrable academic and social excellence
  • A HIGH degree of self love, cultural love, people-hood consciousness and active extension for African economic and political strength
  • A ZERO degree of dependency on those that have and continue to oppress us
Administrative offices:

1083 Columbia Drive

Decatur, GA 30030

1 815-366-8133

Electronic mail:
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Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2013 17:02

Weekday & Weekend Schedule Fall

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AYA  Weekday  & Weekend Schedule

Monday - Friday


8:15 AM ESDaily Opening Ritual (Libation; Ancestor Councils;  Daily Commitments; Pledges (I AM - EYE Search); Stories, Song, or Poem from students and others i.e. Mama Fundi - )

8:25 - 8:55  1st Period (Guardians / Cluster Presentation)

9:00 - 10:30 AM EST 2nd period (Fundamentals of Math MWOrigins World History and Comparative Hist. & GovTTHDifferential Equations Fri.)

15 minute break

10:45 - 12:15 PM 3rd period (Environmental Science MWExpress Yo'self and Writing Ashe TTH /Operations Man. & Fundamentals of Engineering Fri

Lunch: 12:15-12:45 PM

12:45 - 1:20  EST: 4th Period (Guardian / Cluster Presentations)

1:30 - 2:30 PM EST - 5th Period ( Physical and Earth Science MW / Test Prep TH /  Musical River Fri.


2:35- 3:35 PM EST - 6th Period  (Pre-Calculus MW / French/Kiswawahili TH / Differential Equations Fri.

3:35-3:45 PM EST End of Day Ritual ( Ancestor Gratitude and Accounting- Evening Commitments - I AM - EYE Search - Mama Fundi - Student Story. Song or Poem)


Weekend Shule


9:00 - 10:30 AM EST (Following Araminta Sept 19 - Nov 8th)

10-11:30 EST Grammar Compostion and African Disaporian Literature Sept 19 - Nov 8th)

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST (Feel The Flow of Success 2nd and 4th Saturdays)


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST (Inspirational Telllin'  Storytellin, prose, poety and song for the Afrikan soul first Sundays of the month )

3:30-5:00 Story and Song Tellin' w/ Kala JoJo

6:00 -7:30 pm 21st Underground RailroadThese Eyes Photography Class by Ife )



Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2013 16:46

GA Schools: Pass or Fail

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Former Georgia State Senator reveals that GA produces 70% of the nation's drop-outs!

Click to see what this means for you and our children!

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New AYA Home-School Collective sites allow solve key problems with traditional home-schooling
  • Parents can continue to work . It no longer requires that one parent stay at home or that both parents work part time.
  • Students are not left home alone while the parent(s) work.
  • Students are not physically alone
  • Parents are still intimately and integrally involved in the educational process.
Learn more about AYA's Home-School Collective sites. See if one is forming in your area or see what you need to do to form one.
Attend the Mukanda Demonstrations and Info Sessions Sunday @4:00 PM EST
Come in person (1083 Columbia Dr. Decatur, GA 30083) or via our live conference room. Questions or Problems? Call: 404.292.9002