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The Blue House teaches entrepreneurship through film

Earlier this year, a group of elementary school students wrote, directed and filmed their own movie. After creating their masterpiece, a flick titled “Cafe...

Syposium brings youth, mentors together for growth

Pastor Corey Duncan Sr. began mentoring 20 years ago, spurred by a sudden familial tragedy.Duncan, then 19, looked on as his father walked his...

Student run show highlights Expo’s year-round efforts

Running a YouTube channel has become a popular hobby for teens, but few can say they produce a weekly talk show that airs on...

A fighting chance: Coaching builds connections, opens avenues toward mentorship

William Dale’s life had a difficult start. One of 13 children, he grew up in numerous near-eastside neighborhoods with reputations for violence and crime....

We must protect our youth centers

In this week’s column, I run the risk of “preaching to the choir.”That’s because most of the people who read this column probably already...

Missing Black children: Good news and bad news

Last week was quite a busy one in the news. We know that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Donald Trump’s failed replacement bill...

Revolutionary reading: Using literature to help youth tackle tough topics

The benefits of reading to and with children are innumerable and well documented. A 1985 report by the Commission on Reading said reading aloud with...

Children’s Museum: Educational exploration doesn’t have to break the bank

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is taking steps to ensure that all children, regardless of their family’s income level, have access to all of...

‘Tru Dialogue’ key to youth empowerment

Whether surrounded by teachers or parents, teens are often told to listen and obey first and ask questions later. Last Friday, teachers, lawmakers, mentors,...

Project Indy aims to offer summer employment to 2,000 teens

Indianapolis mayor Joe Hogsett and other community partners recently gathered to kick off Project Indy, the mayor’s annual summer jobs program designed to teach...
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