TPF4Y Selected as Brighter Indy Grant Recipient!

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TPF4Y is thrilled to announce our selection as a Brighter Indianapolis Fund community partner alongside three other deserving Indy-area nonprofits. The fund was formed in 2017 when local tech company Lessonly decided to give 1% of revenue and massive amounts of volunteer time to organizations in the Indianapolis community. Every year, Lessonly chooses four partner organizations and supports them through financial and volunteer commitments.

"TechPoint Foundation for Youth is removing barriers and inspiring youth in Indiana to pursue STEM careers,” said Alex Mislan, Lessonly Services Delivery Manager. “We're grateful for the opportunity to work with such a forward-thinking organization that is preparing the next generation of Lessonly llamas!"

As part of TPF4Y’s Brighter Indy partnership with Lessonly, the company will specifically be supporting two upcoming CoderDojo Indiana-facilitated events: the youth hackathon on July 20th and Hour of Code in December. The Lessonly team will also engage in several other volunteer opportunities during the 2019-20 year, allowing them to witness firsthand the impact their support is having on the hands-on STEM programs powered by TPF4Y. Lessonly is especially excited to have an impact of TPF4Y’s priority population, which is composed of Indiana students from families identified as low income and/or of low educational attainment, especially students who identify as female or non-white. This population is under-represented in STEM training and courses and, as adults, in STEM-related careers.

“It’s rewarding to have the opportunity to give back to the community we call home and to work with each of these fantastic nonprofits,” said Katie Townsend, who leads the Brighter Indy Fund and serves as Lessonly’s Director of Enterprise Sales. “We’re thrilled to increase our impact and help deliver more meaningful learning experiences for children across Indy.”

This year’s other Brighter Indianapolis Fund community partners include: Big Green, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Nine13Sports.