2022

Girl Talk Incorporated

Mission: To arm young girls with life skills that will help them to be successful in school, have positive social interactions with their peers, and boost their self-esteem to create a positive self-image. Overview: Girl Talk Inc. is a newer non-profit that serves primarily Black girls, with comprehensive mentorship programming that provides young girls with …

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Indiana Youth Group

Mission: To create safer spaces to foster community and provide programming that empowers LGBTQ+ youth and magnifies their voices. Overview: IYG programming revolves around building community, developing leadership qualities, and increasing self-esteem and self-efficacy. Programs include: basic needs services, educational support, case management, and more! Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding:

YouYesYou!

Mission: To help build relationships between incarcerated fathers and their children. Overview: With a primary focus on fostering healthy relationships between children and their incarcerated fathers, YouYesYou! Project also provides re-entry services, father/child events, and serves as an ongoing resource and referral for families. Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding:

Community Assets

Mission: To provide a safe space for youth & young adults to examine their lives, their choices, and their future by creating a center for innovation and enterprise in the heart of the city of Indianapolis. Overview: Community Assets is a grassroots organization that provides children and youth with high quality, hands-on STEM education experiences. …

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Communities in Schools

Mission: To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Overview: Communities in Schools is a local . CIS works with school districts on equipping their high-needs schools with Site Coordinators who work with students to secure the resources necessary to keep them engaged, participating, and …

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis

Mission: Providing safe, educational and positive atmospheres where youth can prosper and reach their full potential. Overview: When the school bell rings for the end of the day, many Indianapolis youth are left with few options for positive after-school activities. Some are at home with no adult care or supervision, not because they do not …

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Aspire Higher Foundation

Mission: To provide youth with opportunities that bend the arc of social justice in their direction. Overview: Aspire Higher Foundation works with Indianapolis based youth by providing educational, technical, economic, social and sports programming to enhance their experiences and successes in life – all while developing a sense of community. Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding:

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La Plaza

Mission To strengthen Central Indiana by advocating for and preparing Latino students for educational success and by connecting Latino families to health and social services. Overview Overview: La Plaza has two areas of focus: educational success of Latino students and access to essential health and social services for Latino families. Our education programs and services …

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Center for Leadership Development (CLD)

Mission The mission of the Center for Leadership Development is to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal and educational attainment. Overview For 45 years, CLD has increased educational equity in central Indiana by empowering Black youth to achieve their …

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LYN House

Mission Building transformative, Christ-centered partnerships with neighbors through which economic, relational, and spiritual poverty are alleviated. Overview LYN House‚Äôs primary focus is providing services to children and youth through several programs throughout the year, including summer art enrichment camps, a winter basketball league, youth leadership/employment programming, and on-site academic and tutoring support at IPS #14, …

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