Starfish Initiative offers a unique one-on-one mentoring program for high school students. A model that works amazingly well.
100% of the students who complete our program graduate high school.
84% of our alumni are now college graduates or are still in pursuit of their college degrees.
Starfish Initiative inspires, encourages, and prepares academically-promising, high school students facing unearned adversity for college and career success. To achieve this goal, Starfish pairs high school students one-on-one with college-educated mentors.
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Our goal is to “fill empty caps and gowns” by improving graduation rates in Indianapolis.
Improving the educational attainment of promising students is one of the region’s greatest needs.
With a commitment to long-term, community-based mentoring, leadership training and college access programming, Starfish Initiative is uniquely placed in the community to improve graduation rates, post-secondary educational access and make a difference for students and their families — one at a time.