On August 3, we had the privilege of hosting a Mentor Meetup featuring three Indianapolis organizations who share our passion for mentoring – Starfish Initiative, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana and Elevate Indianapolis! We welcomed a group of 50 EDGE mentors and community leaders at Broad Ripple's Gallery Pastry Shop to connect and learn more about these Indianapolis mentoring initiatives.
The meetup gave our guests the opportunity to see mentoring from a few different perspectives:
- EDGE's focus is mentoring for millennials – pairing them with a seasoned, Christian business executive who walks with them through their professional, personal and spiritual development.
- Starfish Initiative focuses on mentoring for at-risk and economically disadvantaged high school students, with the goal of “filling empty caps and gowns” by improving graduation rates in Indianapolis.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters strives to provide children facing adversity with enduring and professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships with adult volunteers.
- Elevate Indianapolis works in public schools with students from 4th through 12th grades. The holistic program invests in urban youth with in-class teaching, after-school mentoring and summer programs.
We're grateful to be part of a community that harnesses the power of mentoring and paying it forward!