February 2024 Newsletter – 3V3 All Stars | Elevate Indianapolis
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Our annual Sports & Adventure 3v3 All Stars Tourney, with over 40 enthusiastic students participating, was a resounding success!

11 teams went head-to-head in a double-elimination basketball tournament. A special shoutout goes to George Kirch for his help promoting the event and managing the bracket throughout the day. George, your support was truly appreciated!

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the generous support of our donors, the dedication of over 25 volunteers, and the amazing shots captured by Emanuel Wilson. Your contributions made this event a huge success!



Our Annual Report is a way we make an effort to share with our community
a snapshot of the impact you are making by partnering with Elevate Indy.

The 2023 Annual Report encompasses insights into the ripple effect of transformational relationships, offering a glimpse into student demographics, inspiring stories of hope, and an overview of our 10-year vision.

10-Year Vision: Elevate Indianapolis will serve 2,000+ students annually, with at least 250 Elevate seniors achieving a 100% graduation rate with 80% having a plan for post-secondary success.


You can help us reach that goal – and there are many ways to engage:


For our organization, Black History Month is not just a time to commemorate the past, but also a time to inspire and empower the future leaders of our community. By highlighting the accomplishments of Black individuals and their pivotal role in shaping our world, we aim to instill a sense of pride, identity, and purpose in the youth we serve.

Ms. Kara Simmons, Teacher-Mentor at George Washington High School, offers a distinct perspective on the significance of sharing Black History Month with youth. She states, “Educating our students about Black History Month is essential for their success because they don’t know how great they are. In order to know where they can go, they need to learn about where they have been. This is the month to celebrate blackness because black is beautiful, black is bold. We are the culture.” She says that one of her favorite figures she looks up to in Black History is “Mary McLeod Bethune; being one of the most influential black women in education.”