Want to build a better future?  Here’s your chance to meet one-on-one with businesses and schools that can help you learn new skills and grow in your next job. See who you might meet below.

  • What: A one day gathering of anything and everything educational!
  • Where: Castleton Square Mall in the center court of the mall in front of Macy’s
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10am-3pm
Cummins Behavioral Health
Cummins Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. is a private not-for-profit organization providing behavioral health services in Boone, Hendricks, Marion, Montgomery, Putnam, and surrounding counties in Central and West Central Indiana. Established in 1971, Cummins provides care to persons of all ages in a variety of office and community-based settings. Click here to learn more.
Crossroads Bible College

Crossroads Bible College, established in 1980, now under the leadership of Dr. Charles Ware, President and Vice President, Marcus Schrader, exists to glorify God by training Christian leaders to reach a multiethnic urban world for Christ. With our emphasis on biblical, gospel-centered training with a focus on urban ministry and racial reconciliation, our school offers undergraduate degrees in Christian Ministry, Biblical Counseling & Discipleship, Leadership and Ministry, Organizational Leadership, and Urban Ministry, we also offer online classes, a non-credited opportunity to audit a class, or enroll in a certificate program.  Crossroads Bible College is a unique place where we have unity in the midst of diversity.  We would love for you to join community! Click here to learn more. 

The Excel Center
The Excel Center is a free public high school that gives adults and older youth the opportunity to earn an Indiana Core 40 high school diploma. While earning a high school diploma, students earn college credits and a variety of industry-recognized certifications-- all at no cost. The Excel Center also provides a free child care center, transportation assistance, extended hours and year-round flexible scheduling to support students as they work toward the goal of earning a diploma. Click here to learn more.
Family Development Services

The mission of Family Development Services is to improve the lives of children by providing high quality early childhood education and comprehensive family focused services. Our Vision is Guided by the Head Start philosophy. Family Development Services strives to be the premier provider of early childhood education and developmental services to families. Our services are designed to nourish early childhood development and foster long-term learning and social skills through:

  • Education
  • Comprehensive health services
  • Active family involvement
  • Family support services such as employment counseling, literacy education, and crisis intervention

Click here to learn more.

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier private Christian university helping students find their purpose with next-generation education, including over 200 academic programs in high-demand fields. GCU offers traditional students and working professionals generous scholarship opportunities, student support resources, on-campus state-of-the-art facilities, dynamic online classrooms, innovative learning experiences and more. Click here to learn more.

Indiana Agriculture & Technology School

Indiana Agriculture & Technology School is a statewide, tuition-free charter school for Indiana residents, grades 7-12, focused on career development. Students not only complete a rigorous online learning program, but can also attend classes on a 600+ acre farm near Morgantown that serves as an enrichment campus for labs and project-based activities focused on forestry, agriculture, drone training, environmental sciences and more. Click here to learn more.

The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities

The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities is a tuition free public high school for approximately 300 high ability juniors and seniors coming from anywhere in Indiana. Students are chosen through a rigorous admissions process for either the residential or non-residential program. All courses are honors, dual credit, or Advanced Placement (AP), and May Term offers unique classes, internships, and visits to foreign countries. In addition to traditional academics, the Academy also offers IHSAA sports, intramurals, numerous student clubs, and weekly activities. Students receive millions of dollars in scholarship offers and financial aid from top colleges and universities. For the last three years, the Indiana Academy has been ranked the #1 Public High School in Indiana by k12.niche.com and for 2017 were ranked the #3 Best Public High School in the U.S. Click here to learn more.


IndianaFIRST is an organization dedicated to growing FIRST robotics programs in the state of Indiana. Founded in the fall of 2001 as the Indiana-based affiliate of FIRST, IndianaFIRST brings FIRSTprogramming to students in grades K-12, teaching them hands-on skills in engineering, science and technology that they can relate back to their class work.  FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a multinational non-profit organization that aspires to transform our culture, making science, math, engineering, and technology as cool for kids as sports are today.


JobCorps is the Nation’s largest FREE education and Job Training program for Young Adults. The primary goal of Atterbury and IndyPendence Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains their High School Diploma or High School Equivalency.  Students ages 16-24 will prepare for the workplace by offering tutoring programs and academic support, learning a marketable trade, making lifetime friends, and graduating with a good job in hand. Click here to learn more.

Lawrence Township Schools

One of the fastest growing school district in the state, the MSD of Lawrence Township serves approximately 16,000 students across four NAEYC accredited Early Learning Centers, eleven magnet Elementary Schools, two Middle Schools, two High Schools and a Center for Innovation and Technology, and an alternative setting high school. Lawrence Township strives to be the district of destination, a reputation built over the years based on the district’s award-winning staff, accomplished administrators, high-achieving students, supportive community, and innovative educational programs.  Click here to learn more.

Lincoln Tech

Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis campus has been a leading provider of hands-on, skills-focused career training since 1962. Lincoln offers programs in fields including Automotive Technology, Collision Repair, Computerized Manufacturing, Diesel & Truck Technology, and Electrical & Electronic Systems Technology, and will be launching a new Welding Technology program this summer. Contact the Indy campus team to schedule a campus tour, and take the next step on the road to your future. Click here to learn more. 

Metropolitan Indianapolis-Central Indiana Area Health Education Center

The center’s goals are threefold.  First, we strive to  increase health careers promotion, preparation & diversity pipeline by increasing representation of individuals from under-represented minority and disadvantaged rural and medically underserved backgrounds in health professions, particularly primary care.  Second, we provide community-based student education and clinical training programs in order to improve the readiness, willingness, and ability of health professions trainees to serve in primary care, rural and medically-underserved community settings.  Finally, we assist with professional education and support and continuing education programs to increase health professionals’ access to training resources that support practice, reduce professional isolation, disseminate best practices, and improve quality of health care for medically underserved communities and health disparity populations. Click here to learn more.

Nexus Academy

Located in Indianapolis’ Glendale neighborhood, Nexus Academy is a tuition-free public charter high school offering a unique and rewarding experience for high school learners. In partnership with iLEAD Schools and its Innovation Studios program, Nexus puts students in the driver’s seat. Their staff of educators is devoted to fostering an immersive blended learning experience. Click here to learn more.

Phalen Leadership Academy

Phalen Leadership Academies (“PLA”), is a nonprofit network of high quality, tuition-free public schools (grades K-9) that help children (who we call “scholars”) excel in their academics and grow as well-rounded individuals. At PLA, we believe that with the right education, all children can fulfill their tremendous innate potential. Our approach to leading successful schools builds on over 20 years of experience leading educational programs for children, the latest research, and best practices from the nation’s top schools. 

The core pillars of our schools are:
*Strong Teachers & School Leaders
*Rigorous Curriculum & Frequent Assessments
* Recognizing & Rewarding Student Progress
* Personalized Instruction & Daily Use of Computers
* Daily Art, Science, Music, or Physical Education
*Partnerships with Parents & Families.

100% of our scholars PASSED the state's third grade reading test (iREAD) - the HIGHEST rate in Indiana.  Our scholars have access to fun, hands-on science and technology courses where they build robots, create mobile apps, and more!

Riverside High School

Following in the exceptional track record of success of Herron High School, Riverside High School is committed to preparing world-class citizens and to urban renewal. Riverside High School welcomed the first class of 140 freshmen in August 2017. It will grow to serve 600 students in grades 9 – 12 at full capacity in its new home at the historical Heslar Naval Armory at West 30th Street and the White River. Riverside High School will adhere to the same curriculum and Core Values as Herron High School. Both schools will be operated by the same Board of Directors and leadership. Click here to learn more.