Mayor Joe Hogsett Announces Mentor Program

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Hogsett unveiled Indy Achieves in May. Hogsett unveiled Indy Achieves in May.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indy Achieves are announcing a new program focused on recruiting mentors to work with Marion County students to support high school graduation and the transition into college. The Indy Achieves Mentor Program will also connect mentors with adults who have graduated from high school and are working to earn a postsecondary degree or certification.

Morales Group has pledged to sign on as a premier volunteer partner, enrolling 10 employees to mentor 50 students.

The time commitment for mentors is low, requiring only one hour per month for 10 months. Mentors will guide students during their journey to higher education at either Ivy Tech Community College or IUPUI through both scripted and customized text-message and email-based communication from Indy Achieves.

Mentors will walk students through FAFSA deadlines, answer questions students and their families may have regarding postsecondary education and provide general encouragement. Students will receive the messages on their cell phones and respond like a normal text-message conversation, while mentors use an online portal for all communication.

Students can sign up for the program through their guidance counselors or by filling out basic information on the Indy Achieves website. All mentors will go through a background check. Business and civic leaders interested in volunteering to be a mentor can sign up on the Indy Achieves website by clicking here

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