News & Events

Statement on the Passing of Starfish Initiative’s President & CEO

It is with profound sadness that the Starfish Initiative family announces the passing of our president and CEO Bob Kizer, who finally lost his long, hard fought battle with cancer this weekend. 

Mentorship Overcomes Obstacles, Alters the Future for Indianapolis Youth

Six years ago, Alvin arrived in the U.S. from Haiti unable to speak much English. Now 17-years-old, his future is much clearer.

New Starfish Match Explores Unique Point of Connection – Bees!

Freshman Scholar Tayla and Mentor Nancy Carpenter took their interest in nature to a hands-on level for one of their first meetings. 

2016 Kicks Off with Record Numbers and a Weekend of Leadership

At the start of every school year, Starfish holds its Back to School Kickoff to prepare its Scholars for the coming year and follows it closely with its annual Leadership Camp, which had its highest attendance to date.

Starfish Invests More than $1.5 Million in Marion County Schools

Starfish Initiative will invest more than $1.5 million worth of resources in Marion County schools during the 2016-17 school year. 

Indy Star Fuels Mentorship In Marion County

Through financial support from Indy Star, Starfish Initiative reached historic heights in receiving 168 mentor applications in 50 days.