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The Importance of Mentors For Students with the Starfish Initiative

The Importance of Mentors For Students with the Starfish Initiative

with President and CEO Crystal Givens

The Starfish Initiative is an organization in Indianapolis that helps economically disadvantaged youth reach their full potential by moving into post-secondary education. President and CEO Crystal Givens shares the importance of mentoring in the life of their program's scholars and how students and adults can participate. Visit their website at

About The Starfish Initiative

Starfish Initiative was established in 2003 with a vision to make a difference in the lives of marginalized youth – one student at a time. Today, Starfish Initiative continues to advance our mission: “to inspire, encourage, and prepare academically-promising, high school students facing unearned adversity for college and career success,” through our comprehensive Starfish Experience, a statistically proven four-year pathway to economic mobility for Indianapolis high school students.

My previous interview with them:

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The Starfish Initiative - Mentoring Economically Disadvantaged Scholars
Listen now (31 min) | Jennifer McCloud (SVP & Chief Advancement Officer) and Jessica Ledesma (Match Specialist) of the Starfish Initiative join Chris Spangle to discuss their work connecting economically disadvantaged youth with mentors that will help scholars develop in the area of college readiness/Access, career exploration, and character. Visit their website at…
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Chris Spangle is the host of the Chris Spangle Show, History of Modern Politics, and Liberty Explained, podcasts on the We Are Libertarians network. He is also the co-host of the Patdown podcast, a comedy podcast with comedians Ms. Pat and Deon Curry. Chris Spangle has been podcasting since 2007, and now teaches podcasting at He also hosts the public affairs radio show “We Thought You Might Like To Know...” on Indiana radio stations which focuses on nonprofits.