November Newsletter | Elevate Indianapolis
Elevate Indy


Your generous support is needed to build long-term life-changing relationships with urban youth. Right now, there are many students in our city’s public schools who have the desire and potential to achieve. But, external factors of generational poverty and systematic inequalities often overwhelm their ability to succeed on their own.

But you can help!

Will you give a gift today to help one urban student become positioned for life success, and positively engaged in their communities?

Your gift will give a student new supports, interventions, and opportunities to not only help students achieve in the classroom and graduate. You’ll also engage urban youth in mentoring relationships that create unlimited opportunities for students to be seen, known, heard and loved—inside and outside of the school building.



We’d like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers, students and partner who made our 7th Annual Vision Breakfast a success. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor – Old National.

During the event, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast, warm conversations and hearing from great speakers including The Honorable Geoffrey A. Gaither, Purdue Polytechnic High School Principal, Jacob Pactor, CICF Community Leadership Officer, Ms. Leah NahmiasElevate CEO & President Aaron Story, students and Elevate staff.


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Following the success of our recent Vision Breakfast, we are energized to finish the year strong and have set a goal to raise $150,000 by the end of 2023.

I’m reaching out to invite you to be part of this exciting journey. Your support has always been crucial to our success, and we believe that with your help, we can make a significant impact.



Expanding our College Common Core Pipeline in partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools and Ivy Tech Community College offers more high-ability, under-supported high school students the opportunity to earn 30 tuition-free college credits before their high school graduation.

With this collaborative effort, we intend to reshape high schools into launching pads for career development via dual-credit courses and our post-secondary preparation and for leadership growth through our character qualities and life skills curriculum, 24/7/365 holistic life-on-life mentoring, and comprehensive wrap-around support.

To fulfill this plan, we expect 80%+ of each cohort’s students to complete the 4-year program with full participation in all elements and 98%+ of students to earn their diploma with the cohort. By enabling these students to graduate with 30 college credits and equipping them to thrive in their sophomore year of college and beyond, we aim to cultivate the next generation of diverse urban leaders to serve as change agents in their communities and spearhead the transformation of Indianapolis into a 21st-century model city.

Watch the video below to hear from Braylon Myers, Teacher-Mentor and Pipeline Manager at Arsenal Tech High School, as he shares an update on our College Common Core initiative launched earlier this year.