The Elevate Sports & Adventure Program exists to facilitate growth through challenges with Indy youth.
Students spend quality time with Teacher-Mentors and experience micro successes and failures in a safe environment, learn to lean on teams, and discover how to have a posture toward life that is essential for future success. This platform for programming builds life-changing relationships. “As we proclaim, “Indianapolis is the amateur sports capital of the world” but sadly so many of the students we serve are left out of life-changing opportunities that sports can provide. As we look towards expanding Elevate in the neighborhoods we currently serve in, I believe our Sports & Adventure programming can be a great partner with schools, companies, volunteers, and even other non-profits to join together for greater long-term community impact,” – Aaron Story, CEO & President, Elevate Indy.
Through our efforts in 2021 Elevate Indy’s Sports & Adventure Program has mentored well over 100 students, averaging 23.13 hours per participant. “Under this umbrella of Sports & Adventure, we have the opportunity to open many more doors for our students than ever before, to challenge and engage them and to dive into deeper conversations that help them grow in character and social-emotional awareness. The sky is their limit!” – Josh Mendoza, Teacher-Mentor.
Click on the video below to watch firsthand how through the expansion of our Sports & Adventure program, it facilitates deeper lifelong student-mentor relationships.