Collaborative Awards Millions To Youth Programs

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Indiana Black Expo is one of several recipients of grant funding from SYPF Indiana Black Expo is one of several recipients of grant funding from SYPF

The Summer Youth Program, a funding collaborative of ten local and national partners, has awarded nearly $3 million to 169 not-for-profit organizations serving youth in Marion County. The grants will fund over 200 summer programs and activities for those aged 2-24. 

SYPF supports nutrition and STEAM education, along with career pathways, athletics, performing arts and youth employment. The program served over 93,000 last year. 

Programs receiving funding include:

  • Edna Martin Christian Center – ($34,500) Leadership & Legacy Summer Youth Program
  • Indiana Black Expo Inc. – ($27,650) Opportunity Zone Career Exploration Program
  • LifeSmart Youth – ($17,000) Health Education and Relationship Training (HEART)
  • Pathway Resource Center – ($67,000) Training Youth for Success (TYFS)
  • Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis – ($15,000) Strings and Jazzy Things Music Camp
  • The Recovery High School at Fairbanks Inc. – ($15,000) Summer of Hope Program

A full list of the SYPF funded projects can be found here.

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