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Frederick Douglass Park Family Center opens its doors on the east side

The Frederick Douglass Park Family Center’s grand opening saw large crowds and community leaders eager to unveil the $20 million project. Under construction since...

IPS School #43 hosts Lunch Buddies with IMPD

Once a semester, the IMPD Community Engagement & Outreach Bureau goes to IPS School 43 located at 40th & Capital Avenue to eat lunch...

‘My goal was to crash the party:’ Addressing youth gun violence

The Marion County Public Health Department hosted over two dozen community organizations for an event to address youth gun violence. Half an hour into the meeting, Kareem Hines brought a group of teen boys from New B.O.Y (Breed of Youth), a mentoring and youth development program came and sat in the back.

Black educators still matter

Dr. Darrius Stanley, author of the book “#Black Educators Matter”, says that Black educators have historically provided much more than academic instruction in the...

Indiana funding affordable housing for previous foster youth 

Foster care youth aging out will soon gain access to rental accommodations that are affordable at four different sites across Indiana.

17-year-old to be charged as adult in connection with downtown mass shooting

A teenager will be charged as an adult after a mass shooting in downtown Indianapolis last weekend. Charges of criminal recklessness and dangerous firearm possession have been...

Applications open for Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-25 cohort of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council.  The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council is an opportunity for the...

Misty Copeland addresses next generation of dancers at McFadden Memorial Lecture

Excited young students and dancers of color — and their parents — crowded the Madam Walker Legacy Center on March 20 for ballet dancer...

Diving into diversity: Empowering Black and Brown youth through aquatic exploration and conservation

In a world where access to aquatic activities remains somewhat of a privilege for many, a few Indianapolis organizations are working tirelessly to break...

Annual Kids Count data finds Marion County youth continue to struggle with mental health, other areas improved

By JILL SHERIDAN The data book is available and includes measures of youth wellbeing. (Courtesy of Indiana Youth Institute) A yearly look at the wellbeing of Hoosier...
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