Our Programs | Elevate Indianapolis

our programs

Elevate’s unique, relationship-based approach employs full-time staff who represent the community they serve. Part teacher, part mentor, part life coach, our dedicated team members make themselves available 24/7 to build relationships with students. The strength of these relationships is developed through four key program components.

We’re currently operating in Arsenal Tech High School, Theodore Potter Elementary School 74, H.L. Harshman Middle School, George Washington High School, Matchbook Learning at Wendell Phillips School 63 (k-8), Purdue Poly High School-Englewood, Paramount Middle School-Englewood, and Thomas D. Gregg Neighborhood School 15.





accredited classes

building character and life skills

  • Elective accredited class taught in public schools
  • Year-long, day-by-day curriculum which focuses on Elevate’s 13 key character qualities and life skills
  • Fully aligned with Common Core State Standards and Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Competencies
  • Students collaborate through experiential learning, group activities and discussions
  • Cross-age mentoring occurs when high school students teach similar lessons to elementary age students weekly
  • Click here for an in-depth description of the curriculum.


Walking alongside students

  • Teacher-mentors spend 50% of their time outside of the classroom mentoring high school and junior high school students
  • Teacher-mentors are available to their student on evenings, weekends, and over the summer
  • Teacher-mentors pay attention to the whole child — discovering their talents, interests, and hopes for the future through activities and quality time
  • Teacher-mentors represent a positive role model in a student’s life, influencing the trajectory of their future

Sports & adventure

growth through challenge

  • Elevate believes in pushing students to explore life beyond their comfort zone
  • Through Sports & Adventure programming, students will fail or prevail, learn to lean on teams, and discover how to have a “posture” toward life that is essential
  • Sports & Adventure activities include playing basketball, hiking, golfing, camping, and more


The next step

While each pillar plays a vital role in the success of our program, our
Pathways to Purpose College & Career Program puts the character qualities
and life skills developed through our in-school classes, the social-emotional
skills, resilience + grit, and team-oriented mindset gained from our sports
and adventure experiences, and relational trust cultivated through our life-
on-life mentoring to work as students move through these post-secondary
readiness themes:

  • EXPOSE: Educational and career options with college/trade school +
    business/industry + community partner vision trips
  • EMPOWER: Mentorship support in one-on-one, small-group, and large-
    group interactions and activities such as life-mapping, strengths
    indicator, and personality assessments
  • EQUIP: Soft-skills and future-orientation training via our character
    qualities and life skills curriculum learned through in-school classes and
    put into practice in mentoring relationships, group activities, and
    adventure experiences
  • ENGAGE: Career-oriented experiences via volunteer projects, job-
    shadowing, internships, and employment

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