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DeShawn's Story: The Power of Mentoring

From an absent father, abuse, and foster care, to serving as a role model for 8 brothers, sister and cousins who later lived with DeShawn and his grandmother and to dealing with the death of his Mentor Bob, DeShawn has faced more challenges than many of us can comprehend. Not to mention he saved the life of a young brother too. 

Starfish Names New President and CEO

Business executive Gisele Garraway will assume the role of Starfish Initiative’s President and CEO

Starfish Named Finalist for National Grant Award, Needs Your Vote

Starfish is one of eight finalists for a $64,000 grant from the Opus Foundation. Online voting determines the winner. 

Statement on the Passing of Starfish Initiative’s President & CEO

It is with profound sadness that the Starfish Initiative family announces the passing of our president and CEO Bob Kizer, who finally lost his long, hard fought battle with cancer this weekend. 

Mentorship Overcomes Obstacles, Alters the Future for Indianapolis Youth

Six years ago, Alvin arrived in the U.S. from Haiti unable to speak much English. Now 17-years-old, his future is much clearer.

New Starfish Match Explores Unique Point of Connection – Bees!

Freshman Scholar Tayla and Mentor Nancy Carpenter took their interest in nature to a hands-on level for one of their first meetings.