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 truth
and consequences situations, therefore, allowing learners to responds to
authenticities rather than misapprehensions.
Equipped students with the confidence and clarity of the vital importance of each pedagogy experience.
Cultivate the exploratory genius of each learner in reading and creative writing.
Promote cultural navigational tools in learners to assist learners
as they respond and reflect to bullying, violence, drug dealers, and
Create identity wealth in each learner, as a result, learners
self-worth is not preoccupied by others, but is self-actualized by
Prepare students in the Aristotelian method of engaging and enlighten fellow peers in experiential dialogue.
Instruct students in the power and persuasiveness of visuals and
how they can manipulate and manage material comprehensively.
Give learners a societal, cultural, spiritual, and historical content to justify their value to the global community.
Articulate to learners the importance of higher education and
ensure students understand the benefits of reading and critical
Explain to learners the facets of the judicial system in IMICE and R3+R media.
Instruct students in peace therapy, and provide students with
constructive methods on how they can incorporate and solicit peace.
Educate learners with visual confirmations on the pitfalls of drug
dealing, gang allegiances, bullying, and domestic violence.
Teach learners how to be impactful in the use cooperative learning devices.
To encourage imaginative, innovative, and inspiring dialogue by
learners to peers, parents, and professionals because of the B100
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 with IMICE images, graphic novels, realational
poetry, and short love stories.
Exposing some learners that do not have the motivation to read
to read IMICE reality novels. Therefore, encouraging a possible
lifelong framework of reading for students, which will impact and
improve their intra/interpersonal skills.
Make available to learners a plethora of R3+Rstories,
poems, TRUTH skits, and IMICE images. Accordingly, these entities will
have a positive residual effects on learners’ on learners’ behavior.