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Impact REPORT 2018-2019 Academic Year

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Introduction Message our President and CEO

COVER DESCRIPTION 2019 Senior Celebration 2019 Freshmen Week

Dear Friend of Starfish, Congratulations to you! The 2018/2019 academic year was another high impact year for Starfish Initiative. Because of you, Starfish was able to support 450 Scholar-Mentor matches with proprietary training, enrichment programming, college prep, career exploration and more.

CONTRIBUTORS

Gisele Garraway, President & CEO Amera Schaefer, Director of Operations & Analytics Lauren Remineh, Operations Manager/Match Specialist Jennifer McCloud, VP of Advancement & Marketing

CREATIVE SERVICES Girt Enterprises LLC

BOARD MEMBERS Donald Agin, Jr. Aylin Bartlett, Chair Risk Management Jane Beaman Karen Daugherty Mike Feeney, Chair, Governance Craig Fortner Norman “Tom” Funk Gisele Garraway Steve Gillman Lori Greene Megan Haymaker Eric Johnson, Treasurer Thomas B. Lazard, CAMS Tonya Lengar Sanders

Patrick Lenihan, Chair Tom Malasto Mike McCann Angela Michael, Vice Chair Gisela Miller Ryan Miller Dawn Moore Dan Nierste, Chair, Programming & Partnerships

William Padgett Teresa Shaffer David Van Reken Vincent Viveros Emily Wilson, Advancement & Marketing

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Over the past year, Mentors have shared with me their pride, concern and awe about how hard scholars strive to overcome systemic barriers to their college dreams. At the same time, it’s been surreal to read about Operation Varsity Blues uncovering criminal conspiracies by well-heeled parents to rig the admission process for their children to gain acceptance at top colleges and universities. The infamous admissions scandal demonstrates the fiercely competitive nature of gaining access to higher education in the U.S. It also reveals the heavy gate that our economy places on entry to a 4-year college as a pathway to “success”. The byzantine and competitive pathway to college and meaningful career is especially difficult to traverse for low-income teens and for high schoolers like many Starfish scholars whose parents don’t have a collegiate alma mater. Statistics show that low income families have limited dollars and time to invest in extra-curricular college exploration and prep.

GISELE GARRAWAY President & CEO

August 2017 - October 2019

Despite this juxtaposition of privilege vs. economic adversity, this year’s senior cohort of 93 Scholars achieved a 98% college matriculation rate! “90” are heading off to Indiana University, Purdue, Marian University, IUPUI and others. These “90” are a testament to our community of corporate allies, college allies, parents and Starfish mentors who partnered with Starfish staff to get these teens to the right college, with the right resources and the right game plan to finish with a degree that leads to a meaningful career. Recently at an orientation class for new Starfish mentors, a new mentor asked the senior Scholar, “what’s the one thing you’d change about the Starfish program?” Without hesitation she responded, “I wish Starfish was in every Indiana county because I want every teen in the state to have the same benefits that I’ve received from Starfish”. You’re making a difference! Please help us continue to provide this 4-year programming at zero-cost; it’s an annuity that keeps paying. Thanks for making Indy a special community for IMPACT. Enjoy reviewing this year’s IMPACT report.

Onward,

Gisele 2018-2019 Impact Report


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FOCUS

MISSION STATEMENT 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.

POST SECONARY

INSTITUTIONS POST SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF INCOMING STARFISH SCHOLARS

2018-2019 MENTOR

SERVICE HOURS

4 Total hours of service for all mentors for only the 2018-2019 year.

4 IUPUI 21 4 IU 17 4 PURDUE 8

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4 UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

7

4 BALL STATE

6

5,400 hours

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Mentors

FOCUS

Scholar Focus Continued

2019 MENTOR STATISTICS

2019 GRADUATING CLASS BY RACE

Race 2019 Graduates/College Acceptances % - Racial/Ethnic

RACE /ETHNIC %

Race 2019 Graduates/College Acceptances % -

Racial/Ethnic

RACE (UWCI DEFINITIONS)

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN OR BLACK 39 ASIAN 4 CAUCASIAN/WHITE 12 HISPANIC 36 OTHER 3 TWO OR MORE RACES 6

SCHOLAR GENDER % F 62 M 38

FIRST GENERATION % NO 24 YES 76

AFRICAN AMERICAN 13 ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER 2 CAUCASIAN 67 HISPANIC/LATINO 5 MULTIRACIAL 2 NA 11

MENTOR STATUS % RETIRED 20 STUDENT 21 ADD EMPLOYED 59

MENTOR AGE

# PER AGE GROUP

24-35 186 36-45 47 46-55 56 56-65 35 65+ 16

YEARS OF SERVICE

(For Mentors Class of 2019)

# OF MENTORS

1 YEAR 103 2 YEARS 95 3 YEARS 75 4 YEARS 54 5+ 26

HOURS OF SERVICE

5 hours a month, 60 hours a year, multiple matches included

1 YEAR 2 YEARS 3 YEARS 4 YEARS 5+ TOTAL

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103 6180 95 11400 75 13500 54 12960 26 9960 54,000

TOP Employers Organization # 26 23 9

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Schools our Scholars Attend

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Where our Scholars Live

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Arsenal Technical High School Beech Grove High School Ben Davis 9th Grade Center Ben Davis High School Ben Davis University Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Broad Ripple High School Cardinal Ritter High School Cathedral High School Christel House Academy Colonial Christian School Cornerstone Baptist Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School Decatur High School Emmerich Manual High School Franklin Central High School Herron High School Horizon Christian School Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter East Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School Irvington Preparatory Academy Lawrence Central High School Lawrence North High School North Central High School Perry Meridian High School Pike High School Providence Cristo Rey High School Purdue Polytechnic Roncalli High School Scecina Memorial High School Shortridge High School Southport High School Speedway High School Warren Central High School

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21 5 4 25 8 3 5 7 18 4 1 1 19 3 7 9 11 1 3 7 2 29 23 17 33 37 4 11 1 12 25 28 6 35

Legend: g 40-50 Red g 20-30 Yellow g 5-10 Green

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PUTTING COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS AT WORK

EFFICIENCY & STABILITY

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INCOME

Mentoring relationships provide students with a positive role model and consistent source of support outside of their families. Through the Starfish experience, Scholars gain skills and

$ 505,666

confidence to navigate college and professional environments outside their urban neighborhoods.

Total Foundations

This takes place through insight and encouragement of their Mentor, and participation in the Core Essentials of Starfish:

$ 216,765

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Total Corp./College Allies

$ 67,056

United Way (Donors & Allocation)

$ 235,830

COLLEGE READINESS & SUCCESS

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CAREER EXPLORATION

3

YOUTH LEADERSHIP

260 college acceptances

6 Workplace Encounters attended by 200+ scholars

250 teens attend 3 day / 2 night leadership camp

$7M Scholarships

65% of Scholars express interest in STEM careers

Summer game plan 300 teens completed

Year 1 to 2 persistence: 77%

Summer Employability Workshop and Teenworks internships

45% of Scholars completed community service

Total Individuals

Administration

EXPENSES

$ 165,317 (18%)

75% of Scholars using the Career Cruising platform to take Career Interest Assessments College Visits - 900+

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$ 125,330 (13%)

105 mock interviews conducted by Lilly  Hearts and Hands and other Lilly employees

$ 640,696 (69%)

54% of Scholars created a Summer Game Plan to Visualize careers, Gain Hands-On Experience within that field and Plan further steps to determine if it is a good fit and plan for which colleges would be best

Fundraising

Programming

$ 313,702

Scholar Programming

(34.2%)

College & Career Fair attendees - 625+

100% of 2018 class reported at least 3 goals for increasing their social and cultural capital

100% of scholars worked on the development of soft skills with their mentors and match specialists

$ 326,994 (34.9%) Mentor Programming

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From the Rising Class of 2023

About Starfish 3C‘s

Incoming freshmen share their thoughts after completing “Freshmen Week” New Message To: Amera

98%

From: Jasmond Subject: My great day Good afternoon Ms. Amera, I just want to say how great of a day I had today with all of the fun activities and learning new things. I look forward to another day at Freshmen Week. Thank you! Sincerely, Jasmond Moore

New Message To: Amera From:

Olamide

Major

64%

College

90 Scholars graduating from Starfish in June 120 went on to college (98% Enrolled in college)

Career

% of current scholars with career pathways a Major – 61/94 + 64% a Industry – 87/94 = 93%

Subject: Hi Amera! This is Joy (Olamide Akinbobola) I have a few questions to ask, but first I’d like to comment on my experience at Starfish so far. So far being at Starfish has opened up a new world for me. I get a feeling of what college/universities are like (those lectures are supposed to give us the feel of how learning and teaching are in college, I’m sure!) I’ve also learned a bunch more about classes and how they come into play, GPA, sexual harassment and consent, attention management, and many other topics that were discussed. So far, I have obtained at least 8 new friends within Starfish, and I’m overjoyed about how close we have gotten already! Moving on, I’d like to ask some questions. How can I sign up for (a) Scholarship(s)? I’m not really a person who will be on their phone too much (I much rather prefer face to face communication), so what do you think are the best ways for me to keep in touch with friends, my MATCH Specialist, and mentor? Lastly, I’m having a bit of trouble writing out what I have learned (Debriefing) even though I know fully what was discussed. What can I do to fix that? Thank You for your time Amera! I’m super excited for the last two days in Freshman Week because I know they will be a blast!

Industry

93%

% of current scholars attending (2) WPE’s (3) WPE’s (3+) WPE’s a Total of 200 scholars signed up to participate in WPE’s 2018-2019 ** Workplace Encounters

Retention

92%

Mentor Satisfaction

82%

Scholar Satisfaction

87%

Character Development % of match retention (2018-2019) = 92% % of mentor satisfaction (2018-2019) = 82% % of scholar satisfaction (2018-2019) = 87%

Star Scholar, Olamide Joy Akinbobola

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Thank You to all of our 2018-2019 FY Donors

Scholar Alums Shine...

$50,000+ Gisele & Levi Garraway Lilly Endowment, Inc. Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Strada Education Network United Way of Central Indiana

Starfish Alum Shine at College Mega Visit

$25,000 - $49,999 Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Corteva AgriSciences Eli Lilly Corp Indiana University Health Samerian Foundation Inc. Tom and Julie Wood Family Foundation, Inc.

Starfish Scholars visited the Indiana University Bloomington Campus in April 2019. The visit sponsored by the Samerian Foundation brought more than 200 Scholars and their mentors to the campus to become more familiar with the educational opportunities and supports in place to help students achieve their educational goals. Starfish Scholar Alums and current IU Students participated in a panel discussion, sharing their insights and experiences.

Starfish Scholars Kai, Hannah, and CheChe led a panel discussion for Scholars and Mentors.

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Josie Pipkin Starfish Alum, Josie Pipkin, is driven, passionate, committed and wants to empower her peers and community to not allow stereotypes to keep them from accomplishing their goals. A sophomore, majoring in Law and Public Policy at Indiana University Bloomington), Josie is an engaged student. A born leader, Josie is helping Starfish drive efforts to further develop its Starfish Alumni pods at the IU Campus. Service and giving back is part of her DNA. This Alum has shared her experience with rising freshmen during Freshmen Week and helped to create dialogue to support self-advocacy for Scholars during Leadership Camp. As an Alumni Engagement Intern, during the summer of 2019, Josie brought perspective of the challenges facing her peers and insight on the opportunities to better engage all Scholar Alums attending all universities and colleges in Indiana. We are certain that we will see even greater things come from Josie and we all will benefit.

$10,000 - $24,999 The Clowes Fund (Fund) Bank of America Charitable Foundation Denny Barrett Aylin Bartlett Delaware Community Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund JP Morgan Chase Bank Lacy Foundation Lilly US Matching Gifts Program | c/o Cybergrants, Inc. Marian Inc. Mary J. Proctor Trust Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. | Bank of America Corporation Navient Foundation Nicholas H. Noyes Jr., Memorial Foundation, Inc. The Ackerman Foundation The Haddad Foundation Tom Wood Lexus $2,500 - $9,999 Donald Agin Arthur Jordan Foundation Bank of America Corp Bose Public Affairs Group LLC Central Indiana Community Foundation Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. Crowe LLP Donald & Myra Fisher Family Donor Advised Philanthropic Fund Dorsey Foundation Inc. Elements Financial Federal Credit Union Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Inc. Eskenzai Health First Internet Bank Craig Fortner Healthcare Initiatives, Inc. Huntington National Bank Indiana University Bloomington Ivy Tech Jackie & Bob McKinney Family Fund

Louis Jungheim Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis Thomas Lazard Patrick Lenihan Local Initiatives Support Corporation Love Thy Neighborhood Lumina Foundation for Education Luminous Fund Managed Health Services Frederick Marino Mike McCann Merrill Lynch Rice Barrett Rick Miller Morales Foundation Old National Bank Foundation OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. Pacers Foundation Inc. Pepper Construction PNC Foundation Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated Schwab Charitable Fund Jeannette Shavelle TCC Gives, Inc. The Brave Heart Foundation The Jeffrey & Annette Simmons Charitable Fund The Judy and Michael Harrington Family Foundation United Way of Midland County University of Indianapolis Jeffrey Walters Patti Webster Wilhelm Construction Inc. Up to $2,499 Aanderson Insurance Inc. Mike and Terri Ainley Keith Albrecht Alerding CPA Group Scott Alexander Amazon Smile Matthew Anderson Arbor Homes, Silverthorne Homes, Arbor Investments Richard Arbore Amanda Arthur Elizabeth Backe David Badger Nathan Baker John Bamforth Omotayo Banjo Bank of America Matching Gifts Andrew Barclay Jim Barnes Barnes & Thornburg, LLP Bryan and Jackie Barrett Matthew Barth Gene Baugh Jane Beaman

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0016 Jolanda Bean Patti Beaty Gerald Bellows Benevity Community Impact Fund Dale and Barb Benson Kimberly Bernard Thomas Black Blairex Laboratories Inc. David Bonilla Bill Bordogna Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Thomas Bratton Breeden Inc. Derrek & Kimberly Brickler Vaughn & Josephine Broadnax Gordon Brooks Mary Brunner BSN SPORTS FRIENDS Huyen Bui Susan Burton Butler Took & Design James Cain Tamara Callahan Jennifer Carr Leah Carroll Joan Carter Esther Carter-Day Bong Chang Carol Chaplick Anne Chegar Casey Chell Karla Chevrie Chicago Welding Edward Chikwana Ho Ching Ng Matthew Chittick Claim Syndicate Service Paul Clements Patrick Clossey Michelle Cloud George Clum CNO Financial Group Mary Moses Cochran Sabina and Andrew Cohen Peggy Conner Zachary Cook Erin Cookerly Ellen Cooler Ethan Corbett Jonathan Cornell Debbie Coveney Clarence Crain Kendall Crook Eileen Crother Harry Curnow Karen Daugherty James and Marsha Daugherty Lisa Dimond David & Lisa Doerner Sharon Doiron Katherine Dresser

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Deloris Duff Donal Dunne Jennifer Dworak Edge Mentoring Tom and Judith Eggers Donald Emberton Dominic Erricheiello Angela Evans Facebook Sherry Farris Fatheadz Federated Insurance Mike Feeney Katherine Feley Jodie Ferise Susal Feuille Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC Nicole B Fishback Timothy Floyd Russell Ford Becca Ford Michael Fox Franklin College John French Fresh Thyme Kathryn Fry Howard Fulford Tom Funk Dennis Gamache Molly & Jerry Garau Clifford Gardner Annie Garraway James Geboyls Kathleen Geraci Steve Gillman Give with Liberty Ernest Glaser Grace Godfrey Monica and Carson Goff Alan Goldsticker Chad Starns and Crystal Grave Greater Seymour Trust Fund Coral Hackleman Alice Hager Tom Hahn Larry Haler Jay Ham Steve Hanes Tina Harrrls Howard Harris Erin Hedges Cristina Hedin Aileen Helton Thomas Henry Darren Henry Brandon Henton Herff Jones John and Mindy Herman Alicia Hernandez Lois Hicks Todd Hill

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0017 Deborah Loehrer Edwin Lohrman Dan Lowe Jose Lusende Richard Lusk Emily Lynch Linda Lyon-Russell Victoria Lyras mAccounting Tim Maginn Emily Mahurin Jeffrey Marchal Charles Masters Andrew Mattingly Maurer Family Foundation Inc. John & Jennifer McCloud Douglas McFarland Patricia McGruder Jeffrey McLary Jay McNaught Jim Mehallick Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. Angela Michael Michael Krautkramer Keith Midkiff Gisela Miller Ryan Miller Russ Miller Clayton Mitchell Valerie Mitchell Carla Montgomery Kathleen Mooney Kelsey Miller Patricia Moore Morales Group Ryan Morrow Theodore Mourouzis Regina Muller Dennis and Kristen Murphy Chris and Lisa Murphy Robert Naum Joy Neely Jill Nelson Rahman Nelson Tarah Nethery Network for Good Lisa Newland Ryan Newland Dan Nierste Barbara Nurczyk Imelda Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Charles Okenfuss William Olds Matthew Oman Henry Onochie Jamie Oslawski-Lopez Tokunbo Osuntokun Beth Outland Gregory Oveson Deanna Oware Barry Paige

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0018 Mitchell Paige Chelsea Parker Keith Passwater Scott Pearson Claudia Perelmuter Ashley Perkins Lashai Perry William Petranoff Karyn Phillips Paige Pitcock Benjamin Post Timothy Prickett Kimberly Pritchett Richard Probst Bela Prokai Marsha Putt Dean Ramsamooj Jeanette E. Ransom Reliable Leasing Systems Dianne Renner Jolene Rice Marvin Richardson Jake Rinehart Steven Ripperger Richard Risinger Sheila Robinson Richard Robinson Patricia Rohlman James Saas Salesforce.org Russell Sanders Sharon Schafer Stephen Schmidt David Sease Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple Teresa Shaffer Dana Sidur Pradiptya Sinha Brittany Slack Joe Slaughter, CEO Larry Smith Anglea Smith Diane Smith Douglas Smith Elizabeth Smith Karen Smith Lesa Smith Rachel Spehler State Employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Community Campaign State Farm Companies Foundation Daniel Stec Brittan Stegemiller Leo Stenz Gregory Stephens Mark Stevenson Kyle Stiens April Stillinger Natalie Storm Alphonso Stovall

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Michael Strahan Jeff Sturgis Betty Suhre Ryan Sullivan Andrew Sutton Dylan Swift Douglas Talley Elizabeth Tavitas Steve Taylor Scott Teffeteller Peter Teneyck Rupal Thanawala The Daniel-Marshall Fund James Threlkeld tisbest Aaron Tolly Trifecta Truist Comprehensive Distribution Clara Trusty Renee Turner Kyle Tutterow United Way of Central Ohio United Way of Delaware County United Way Suncoast Carolyn Valachovic-Monroe Allen Valenti Elizabeth Vance David Van Reken Jerry Vaughn Stephen Verfaille Sara Viernes Vincent Viveros Evan Voight W. Scott and Janice T. Montross Fund Kyra Wagoner Aaron Walker Michael Walschlager Larry Watts Wayne Wellington Alice Wessel Charles West John White Regina White Jared Whittrock Michael Wiley Erica Williams Emily Wilson Paul Wilson William and Kimberly Witchger Gene and Edith Witchger Joan Wolf Dorothy Wolf April Wood Melanie Woods Terri Wood Jolanta Wylezinska Elesia Yoon Dennis Zimmerman

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Final Message Wow, what an amazing year! I am so excited for our scholars. Onward we go, continuing to forge lasting relationships and opening doors to new opportunities. Onward we go, as we watch our scholars overcome the many systemic adversities that lie in their way. Onward we go, soaring upward to new heights along the path to success watching Starfish Scholars make their dreams a reality. Kimberly N. Bostic

Incoming President and CEO


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6958 Hillsdale Court Indianapolis, IN 46250 317-955-7912 www.starfishinitiative.org

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