Our mission is to engage youth in public service that educates, delights, and inspires the youth and those they serve.
Community Service. That is what we do.
Founded in 2010, ProAct is a champion of service learning. As a 501c3 nonprofit, we collaborate with community leaders and professional organizations to provide community outreach service projects for economically disadvantaged youth in Marion County and beyond. Our youth are not the recipients of community service, they are the givers and creators of the projects that help build and support our community. Working alongside Indianapolis professional groups, organizations, and volunteers, students are exposed to diverse communities and experiences that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.
We envision ProAct as an engaging and enriching organization through which youth build a foundation of integrity, humility, and confidence. These youth will start their journey with us in elementary school and continue through high school, emerging as responsible, thoughtful, and determined leaders who respond actively and intelligently to social issues they encounter. These youth build an ethic of teamwork plus the individual drive to learn, design, plan, and execute meaningful service work.
We further envision ProAct as an instrumental partner for community sites distributed across Indianapolis. We will serve several neighborhoods so our youth may learn about different communities, but we will focus on a consistent collection of neighborhoods so we can achieve and observe change in those neighborhoods from year to year. ProAct will be known for running projects that engage local residents, harness the skills of ProAct’s youth leaders, and make a measurable impact on important social issues over several years.