The Young Champion program has been affecting and
influencing students lives for over 50 years in inner city Indy. Two
other organizations in the city have overseen the program in the past.
They were Area Youth Ministry and Shepherd Community.
However, Urban Youth Ministry of Greater Indianapolis since 2009 took
over the YC program and has been continuing to teach POSITIVE VALUES to
live by and changing lives. Our staff goes where the open doors are
available. Public Schools, YMCA and Boys &
Girls Clubs are some of the places we serve students through afterschool
programs. We are grateful for the opportunity given us to make a
difference in our city and teach children positive values to live by.
The mental health of children is at stake. They are
our future leaders.
To help elementary, middle and high school students to prosper in their lives by making positive choices and developing good character.
Young Champions classes are held weekly during regular school hours. Students attend group classes in
their respective schools. Classes are divided by age and sex to provide a comfortable environment for
learning. The Young Champions program specializes in working with at-risk students.
Students will learn the importance of:
Developing strong communication skills
Making positive choices when faced with peer pressure
Achieving academic success
Building healthy interpersonal relationships
The Young Champions program uses the Behavior 100 curriculum.
Behavior 100 Curriculum Objectives:
Enrich reflective comprehension and critical thinking abilities in learners.
Provide learners with interpersonal devices that exposes the truth
and consequences of life situations, training learners to respond and problem solve healthily.
Equip students with confidence and clarity to navigate through life.
Cultivate the exploratory genius of each learner in reading and creative writing.
Use cultural navigational tools to assist learners
as they reflect on and respond to bullying, violence, drug dealers, and
Foster a sense of self-worth that is not preoccupied by others but is self-actualized by
Prepare students in the Aristotelian method of engagement.
Instruct learners through the power and persuasiveness of visuals and
teach them how they can healthily use the power of visuals for thinking and comprehension.
Give learners a societal, cultural, spiritual, and historical context in which to understand their value to the global community.
Articulate the importance of higher education and
ensure students understand the benefits of reading and critical
Explain to learners the facets of the judicial system through our I-MICE and R3+R curriculum components.
Instruct students in peace therapy, and provide students with
constructive methods to incorporate and solicit peace.
Educate learners on the pitfalls of drug
dealing, gang allegiances, bullying, and domestic violence through the use of visual tools.
Encourage imaginative, innovative, and inspiring dialogue between
learners and their peers.
Stimulate artistic development in learners with B100 skits, plays, art, and role-playing devices.
Foster altruistic and auspicious character traits in students with
maladaptive behavior through I-MICE images, illustrated novels, relational
poetry, and short love stories.
Use I-MICE reality novels to spark the motivation to read in those who otherwise lack such motivation. Encourage a lifelong framework of reading which will impact and
improve the learner's intra/interpersonal skills.
Make available to learners a plethora of R3+R stories.
poems, TRUTH skits, and I-MICE images to bring about positive and lasting residual affects on the learners’ behavior.