Indianapolis Dropout Prevention Summit

Summit Location: Indianapolis, IN



Hosted by the Marion County Commission on Youth, Central Indiana's Summit for Youth Success provided over 250 leaders an opportunity to build partnerships, gain commitment, and adopt plans for creating an environment full of opportunities for youth to thrive, learn, engage, and contribute and to be ready by early adulthood for college, work, and life. Summit attendees had the chance to learn about what works for youth and to sign on to the Compact for Indianapolis Youth, a commitment to become actively involved in positive youth development efforts in our community.


Summit Planning Team:

  • John Brandon, MCCOY Inc.
  • James Blackwell, M.D.  Indiana Chapter, AAP
  • Joe Slash, Indianapolis Urban League
  • David Klinkose, After School Coalition of Indianapolis
  • Tish Pyritz, Catholic Charities
  • Kelly Rota-Autry, Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Khaula Murthada, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Jackie Garvey, Indiana Partnership Center
  • Mashiriki Jywanzaa, Bridges to Success

Indianapolis' Dropout Prevention Action Plan