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Starfish Initiative

  • Starfish Initiative
  • 6958 Hillsdale Court
  • Indianapolis, IN 46250
  • 317.955.7912

Program Description

Starfish Initiative inspires, encourages, and prepares promising, economically disadvantaged students for college and career success. To achieve this goal, Starfish pairs economically disadvantaged high school students one-on-one with college-educated mentors.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 340
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 250
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing
  • Undocumented Students (10)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 74%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 74%