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.
Our annual Fund and Friend-Raiser "Jam with AIM" at the Jazz Kitchen in Broad Ripple was a huge success.
Some highlights of the evening included entertainment by jazz musician Elizabeth Souza and Ipanema friends, keynote speaker Honorable Judge Marilyn Moores, special guests Willis Bright, President of Bright Visions, Dr. Roger Jarjoura, founder of AIM and program youth.
THANK YOU to all our sponsors and donors!
AIM provides a 10-week culinary job training program for youth 16-25, who are involved with or have been involved with the juvenile justice and/or foster care systems. The program runs Monday through hursday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and some Fridays. The program is offered at no cost to eligible youth. Students will participate in hands-on culinary training in an Ivy Tech teaching kitchen, life and job skills workshops and mentoring. In addition, students will have an opportunity to learn about a variety of careers through field trips, job shadows, and employer panels. Graduates will receive their ServSafe and CPR/First Aid certificates and are eligible for college credit under Ivy Tech prior learning assessment. Applications are currently being accepted. For more information or to apply, please contact Richard Garschina at (317) 874-9470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The AIM Center is now located at 4149 Boulevard Place.
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.
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.