Shepherd Community Center Executive Director Jay Height Interviews Elevate President & CEO Aaron Story | Elevate Indianapolis

Shepherd Community Center Executive Director Jay Height interviews long time friend Aaron Story, discussing partnerships, issues facing students in our community, and how Elevate Indianapolis serves youth.

As President and CEO of Elevate Indianapolis, Aaron leads his team forward to fulfill their mission of building long-term, life-changing relationships with Indianapolis urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community.

He shares how partnerships and collaboration are at the core of Elevate’s ability to execute their mission and serve students in IPS schools through their before and after school programming. Elevate currently has divided their Pipelines geographically by the schools they serve:

East Pipeline includes Arsenal Tech High School, H.L. Harshman Middle School, Theodore Potter Elementary School #74, Purdue Polytechnic High School – Englewood, Paramount Middle School – Englewood, and Thomas D. Gregg Elementary School #15

Northwest Pipeline includes George Washington High School, Matchbook Learning (k-8) #63, and Shortridge High School.

“Our mission is impossible to execute without layers of collaborations…….parents, schools, neighborhood relationships. ” – Aaron Story

Watch the interview below:



About Shepherd Community Center: Shepherd Community Center is a non-profit organization that has served the neighbors on the Eastside of Indianapolis for almost 40 years. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty through their programs that include spiritual guidance, educational support, job training, food assistance, health services, housing assistance, and youth development initiatives.