As the amateur sports capitol of the world, Indianapolis, and Indiana as a whole, is full of great sports and adventure opportunities for students living in economically disadvantaged communities. In 2021-2022, Elevate Indianapolis is expanding our community collaborations to create more high impact opportunities for the students we serve.
Students’ lives and our lives are all an Adventure whether we realize it or not. The adventure of life is not secure, safe, uniform, or comfortable and we all naturally know it. While students are growing up we are teaching and training them to expand their boundaries, experience new paradigms, and face difficult circumstances.
Through Elevate Sport & Adventure programming, they will fail or prevail, learn to lean on teams, and discover how to have a “posture” toward life that is essential. Adolescents are learning how to do this naturally, especially urban and impoverished children. Our Sport & Adventure Program exists to facilitate growth through challenge with urban youth. Students spend quality time with Teacher Mentors learning new skills and dissolving the barriers for relational and interpersonal growth. This is a platform for programming that leads to impactful relationships.
Together with volunteers and community partners we provide a unique framework for both addressing trauma and helping youth build supportive relations and social-emotional skills that translate to other areas of their lives. We design trauma-sensitive programs that holistically support young people and families along their individual pathways to success, using trauma-informed techniques.
If you’re a community member or business looking to engage and volunteer with Elevate Indy Sports & Adventure programming contact Jackson@elevateindy.org to schedule and site visit and introductory conversation to learn more.