• First generation college graduate
    • Breaking the cycle of poverty
    • Strengthening our community
    • Making a difference one at a time
    • Unleashing the potential
  • Starfish Initiative inspires, encourages, and prepares promising, economically disadvantaged students for college and career success. To achieve this goal, Starfish pairs economically disadvantaged high school students one-on-one with college-educated mentors.

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NEWS & EVENTS

WTHR: Starfish Initiative puts focus on mentoring
WTHR: Starfish Initiative puts focus on mentoring

Mentors change lives. At the Starfish Initiative, mentors also help dreams come true. The group believes that when you understand the power of opportunity, the world can be changed. 

Starfish Announces Grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Starfish Announces Grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awarded Starfish Initiative a $50,000 grant, for a second consecutive year to help support its college readiness efforts.

New four-year program prepares low-income high schoolers for health care careers
New four-year program prepares low-income high schoolers for health care careers

In conjunction with Indianapolis Public Schools, the Starfish program will give students firsthand experience with local employers.

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