Press Releases | April 13, 2015

Pastor Hampton to highlight fourth ‘Educational Bus Tour’ of innovative, high-performing public schools

INDIANAPOLIS – The Mind Trust will host its fourth in a series of "Educational Bus Tours," which highlight high-performing public schools in Indianapolis for local parents, educators and community members this week.

Each bus tour visits two public schools in Indianapolis and features a keynote speaker who will discuss innovative ideas for Indianapolis public school classrooms. For more information or to sign up for the bus tour, visit or call (317) 803-7072.

WHEN: Friday, April 17
8:30 a.m.- 12 noon

WHERE: Brookside Elementary School (IPS #54), 3150 E. 10th St.
Paramount School of Excellence, 3020 Nowland Ave.

SPEAKER: Rev. Dr. David A. Hampton, senior pastor, Light of the World Christian Church

(The tour will depart at 8:45 a.m. the Julia Carson Government Center,
300 E. Fall Creek Pkwy.)

The tours are co-sponsored the Indianapolis Public Schools, UNCF, 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, La Plaza and the Expectations Project. This month’s tour was postponed from February 24 due to inclement weather.

Previous bus tours have highlighted the Center for Inquiry (IPS #27), Herron High School, Gambold Preparatory Magnet School, Enlace Academy, Arlington Woods Elementary School (IPS #99) and Tindley Collegiate Academy. Featured speakers have included IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis Freebee, former Indianapolis mayor and The Mind Trust chairman Bart Peterson, IPS School Board vice president Sam Odle as keynote speakers.

ABOUT THE MIND TRUST • The Mind Trust is the nonprofit that strives to give every Indianapolis student access to an excellent, high-quality public school. The Mind Trust: (1) recruits and empowers talented organizations and educators to work in and serve local public schools, (2) launches and supports new, innovative and high-quality public schools in Indianapolis, and (3) engages community stakeholders in conversations about innovation in public education. Now approaching its 10th year, The Mind Trust has impacted more than 113,000 Indianapolis public school students and has raised close to $43 million to bring innovative ideas into Indianapolis classrooms.