Helping 113,000 kids to excel - and counting

As we fundamentally change the education landscape in Indianapolis, we also make success a reality for more students every day - by putting great teachers in classrooms and great leaders in schools; helping low-income students to advance, rather than fall behind during the summer months; making college a reality for students who never imagined attending was possible, and much more. Since The Mind Trust's launch, more than 113,000 students have been impacted by our efforts. Here are a few of their stories.  

MAKAYLA LINDSEY, GEORGE & VERONICA PHALEN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
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By the end of her first week at the George & Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy (PLA), Makayla Lindsey woke her mother up well before the alarm clock. This marked a seismic shift.
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KORLYNN BRADFORD, KIPP INDIANAPOLIS
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Korlynn Bradford had struggled with behavior and academic issues at her neighborhood school for years. So in 7th grade, when Korlynn's mother enrolled her daughter at KIPP Indianapolis, a public charter school supported by The Mind Trust's Charter School Incubator, it was, as she saw it, Korlynn's final hope.
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TINA AHLGREN, TEACH PLUS
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Tina Ahlgren began her teaching career at Indianapolis Public Schools and quickly became a star teacher. The way she interacted with her students created a sense of comfort for them, and many thrived under her instruction.
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ABEO PETERSON, TINDLEY COLLEGIATE ACADEMY
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Abeo Peterson always knew she had the potential to excel. But she didn't realize how great her potential was until she began as a sixth grader at Tindley Collegiate Academy two years ago.
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ALEXIS PAGANO, CHRISTEL HOUSE ACADEMY
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Alexis Pagano found Christel House Academy after her small middle school closed unexpectedly at the end of her 7th grade year. Initially, she was drawn by the extensive arts program but was skeptical of her ability to fit into the close-knit community created by the student body and caring teaching staff.
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