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.