BECOME A STARFISH SCHOLAR
Committed to graduating from high school, getting into college and graduating from college.
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.
UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL
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Typically 8th graders learn about Starfish Initiative when their school counselor invites them to a presentation at their school. Most Marion County middle schools (almost 50 this year) are included in our presentation schedule. We also offer some community presentations for those who miss one at school.
- Sat, Oct 17Virtual EventOct 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDTVirtual EventThe annual Starfish College & Career Fair is open to all Starfish Scholars, mentors, and parents. The interactive event will allow event attendees to visit virtual vendor booths where you will interact with college and university representatives, employers, and service providers.
- Fri, May 08Online EventMay 08, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMOnline EventStarfish Initiative will celebrate our talented Class of 2020 by kicking-off the 2020 Senior Send-Off Challenge. Hosted by Rafael Sanchez, this fun interactive, virtual scavenger hunt allows teams to compete for prizes to support Starfish’s Shining Senior Class of 2020!