Youth Engagement

VISION: The NE Corridor will propel youth toward positive, successful outcomes by strengthening families, promoting and developing peer-to-peer activities and connecting youth to community assets.

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1. Increase and engage parents and caregivers in school-based activities.
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1.1 Partner with schools to develop a mechanism to identify and disseminate information related to upcoming school-based activitiesIndianapolis Public Library E. 38th Street BranchIndianapolis Recorder, Local news and radio stations (community calendars), Northeast Corridor Faithbased Consortium, Urban League, Felege Hiywot Center Year 1-2Weekly ads featuring youth and family activities

Establish and/or enhance PTO in schools

100% participation from NE Corridor schools
1.2 Share with parents and caregivers the benefits of being engaged in school related activitiesFelege Hiywot CenterThe House of God ChurchYear 1-2FHC: Participated at IPS 69 and 51 involving parents in setting up tables with vegetables and allowing youth to talk about what they learn about STEM thru gardening and giving out garden produce.

Youth Council participated at "YES" summit at the House of God church and talked with youth to join Youth Council to better their neighborhood.
1.3 Partner with schools in providing effective programming for youth and familiesFelege Hiywot CenterPurdue Extension Marion County, FSCS, IUPUI Center for Earth and environment, Eli Lilly and CoYear 1-5100% participation from NE Corridor schoolsFHC has successfully implemented Garden based STEM curriculum, created a laboratory and Pond science, working with Eli Lilly to adopt Joyce Kilmer IPS 69, Established a garden for IPS 51 Special Ed class
2. Provide opportunities to build and strengthen relationships, develop responsibility and have fun.
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2.1 Develop an interactive calendar that displays youth activities within the NE CorridorFelege Hiywot CenterCommunity Health Network, Reborn Code, Tech Point Youth foundation, Peace Learning CenterYear 3-5Launch interactive calendar
2.2 Empower parents, caregivers, and neighbors to identify and address issues adversely affecting youth in the community through needs assessments, trainings, resource identification and social supportsFelege Hiywot CenterPeace Learning Center, Carmel Youth Council, Community Health Network, Reborn Code, Keep Indianapolis, Beautiful, Purdue Extension Marion County, Farm Bureau, Edna Martin Christian CenterYear 2-5Track and record participationFHC Youth Farm Initiative brought 15 students in 2014 and 25 in 2015 from Tindley, Lawrence North, and Tech to be part of stipend based youth development program. Through real-talk they learned to strengthen relationships among each other and community.
2.3 Develop a youth councilFelege Hiywot CenterPeace Learning Center, Carmel Youth Council, Community Health Network, Reborn Code, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Purdue Extension Marion County, Farm Bureau, Edna Martin Christian CenterYear 2-3Established in 2014, Particpated in YES summit, facilitated NE Corridor Assembly on June 26th, 2014, Reviewed Youth Engagement section of NECQOL and gave input, Presented Skit at "youth against violence peace festival" on August 2, 2014, Attended one of three technical training on how to bring community youth and adult together for the youth led public space planned for corner of 19th and Roosevelt.
2.4 Connect youth to trusted adults and supportive peers through mentoring and peer mentoringFelege Hiywot CenterYear 1-5Established a model after the Food Project in Boston where youth leaders lead, mentor and support other youth. During 2014-15 school year 15 youth participated in the youth leadership program and 8 continued in 2015-16 next level leadership where they will get more training to mentor 5 youth each.
2.5 Engage youth and families in intramural leagues, urban farming and other outdoor activitiesFelege Hiywot CenterArt with the Heart, Community Health Network, Indy Food Council, Peace Learning Center, Paramount School of Excellence farm, Indy Urban AcresYear 1-5Partnering with Art with the Heart, youth worked on art to board abandoned houses, 8'x4' art sign for FHC orchard. Discussed and expanded farm to an acre, led neighborhood survey on what vegetable preferred, run farmers market and manage daily tasks at farm. Assisted elders with their gardens. Field trip to Paramount School farm and participated in food council's discussions of food desert.
2.6 Develop once a week "open gym" for youth in the NE Corridor at Crosstown Community CenterCrosstown Neighborhood Assn.YMCAYear 1 Number of participants
2.7 Create an interactive series led by Picture This Interactive Theatre wherein youth will be presented with real world conflict scenarios and collaborate with fellow youth member of the community Felege Hiywot CenterYear 1Number of participants: 15 High School youth and over 200 audience membersYouth Council participated at Circle UP "Youth Against Violence Peace Festival" on August 2, 2014 at IPS 51. Youth Council presented an interactive skit on how youth view the increase or decrease of police presence. Also presented skit at NE Corridor Assembly.
2.8 Host the NE Corridor Youth Lock-In to promote youth involvement and dialogue sessionsStop the Violence, Inc.NE Corridor Safety & Crime Action Team, NE Corridor Youth Engagement Action TeamYear 1100 participants attend event scheduled for 3.29.14
2.9 Approve and expand Felege Hiywot Center Felege Hiywot CenterEdna Martin Christian Center, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Lazarus Group, Community Health Network, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Martindale-Brightwood Community Center,
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Year 3-5Total Felege Hiywot Center-operated acreage within two blocks of Felege Hiywot Center's headquarters

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