On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, The IndyBar Foundation held its first annual celebration honoring the 2012 Class of Distinguished Fellows and this year’s recipient of the $35,000 Impact Fund Grant. Distinguished Fellows are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and are willing to continue to support the mission of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation: Advancing justice and leading positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service.
This year’s Impact Fund Grant was awarded to Reach For Youth’s Teen Court program. For over 30 years Reach For youth, Inc. has provided quality youth programming to Central Indiana youth and their families. They provide counseling programs that address alcohol and drug addiction, depression, anger management, sexual violence and a nationally recognized Teen Court program that brings juvenile offenders and trained youth volunteers together to provide youthful offenders a second chance. Their mission is: to empower Central Indiana youth and their families through prevention, intervention, counseling and youth development initiatives.
Pictured to the right are WKW attorney and IndyBar Foundation President, Kelly Scanlan along with Vanessa Lopez, Impact Fund Committee Chair, who are presenting the $35,000 Impact Fund Grant check to Michelle Study-Campbell, President and CEO of Reach For Youth. Also pictured are Reach For Youth Board Chair, Jason Thompson and Reach For Youth board member, Jenny Terry.If you would like more information about Reach For Youth, visit their website here.