The mission of AIM is to support Indiana’s at-risk youth through caring adult mentoring relationships and innovative programming incorporating positive youth development and strength-based principles that empowers them to achieve their full potential.
The AIM Center is now located at 4149-4155 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208
is successfully funded
In July, AIM launched a campaign on Kickstarter, a popular crowd sourcing site. The funds were to purchase additional baking equipment, packaging and shipping materials for "Knead-to-Feed" a social enterprise being developed at AIM. Knead-to-Feed will provide transitional employment opportunities for young people facing barriers to employment.
Youth Culinary Job Training Program
Our program provides economically disadvantaged young people ages 16-24, facing barriers to employment, an opportunity to gain valuable life skills and occupational training. The program is operated Monday through Friday at the AIM Center. Participants take part in a series of life skills workshops and receive work experience in a food-based social enterprise.
AIM is pleased to receive a grant in support of our AIM for Success Project. As part of this project, transitional youth are paired with adult mentors who provide support and guidance. In addition, AIM provides a series of life-skills classes, education and employment assistance and connections to community-based resources.
This summer, AIM partnered up with Doc's Horse-N-Around to provide a unique equine program opportunity for youth. The program was ran by trainer Dan O'Connor and several helpers.
Each Monday evening youth participated in fun and educational activities with horses. These activities helped them to develop leadership and communication skills and self-confidence. The young folks, who had no prior experience working around horses, enjoyed the opportunity to participate in this program. Plans are in the works to offer this again in the near future.
AIM Partners with
DOC's Horse-N- Around
AIM is excited to be part of the Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Justice-Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. AIM provides reentry support services to youth incarcerated in the Indiana Division of Youth Services and returning home to Marion County.
Dine with a Purpose
AIM is piloting Friday Night Dinner Specials starting Friday, August 22-September 26 from 4-7 p.m..
Stop in at AIM's Kitchen located at 4155 Boulevard Place for a delicious dinner and support a good cause. All proceeds go to support AIM's youth mentoring and culinary job training programs. Share this with family and friends. Check out our Facebook for the weekly special or call (317) 874-8470.
Adult Volunteers Needed to Mentor At-risk Youth
AIM's mentors are positive adult role models that come from all walks of life and share a common goal of wanting to make a difference in the life of a young person. YOU can make a difference by committing to mentor a youth for 2 hours a week. To become a mentor or to receive more information, please call (317) 874-8470 or go to our volunteer page and fill out an application today! Several trainings are scheduled in September.