Circle Up Indy is excited to have had (EdFit) as a sponsor for 2017’s Youth Against Violence Peace Festival. Circle Up Indy prides itself on connecting the community to information, resources, and organizations like EdFit, which help fuel success and community growth.
How is EdFit?
“EdFit exists to ensure our most underserved students are afforded the tools necessary to fulfill their promise and become productive members of our community.
EdFit serves as a premier education liaison and comprehensive resource supporting education, equality, and diversity for leaders, parents and the community. We educate and empower parents on the quality school selection process. Our modern model strategically assesses learning styles to align with the K-12 curriculum and delivery methods. Parent Advocate Representatives and education experts are utilized to create a successful laser approach to parent choice.”
EdFit was at the Peace Festival with more information about their services and programs. We encourage everyone to learn more about this innovative organization. You can check out their Facebook page by clicking here.
Circle Up Indy’s Youth Against Violence Peace festival was once again sponsored by Indianapolis’ most-watched local TV station. FOX 59 has been a supporter for both of the past events, providing media coverage, emcees and the kind of community support Indianapolis has come to expect from their team.
Overcoming the challenges of a live event and sweltering 90-plus-degree heat, these local celebrities and station staff have demonstrated professionalism and a commitment to improving Indianapolis communities during the past two Peace Festivals. Their participation has been a big part of making this event a success.
Sherman Burdette emceed the 2014 Peace Festival. Born and raised in Indianapolis, he is an Emmy Award winner, with experience in all aspects of the newsroom. “Where’s Sherman” is a morning segment in which Sherman features community activities and events. He also does a consumer protection segment called “Does It Work” Wednesday.
Aishah Hasnie, anchor of FOX 59’s First At Four hosted the 2015 event. She is an Emmy nominated journalist, and has also been recognized by the Indiana Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. Additionally, she has a “Taking Action For You” segment focusing on fighting for fairness for Hoosiers.
For the 2017 Peace festival, Fox 59’s Tanea Howard, co-hosted the event with Dani D from Hot 96.3. Tanea is the anchor for the 11 pm NewsPoint broadcast, one of the most popular newscasts in the Indianapolis area.
You may have missed some of the interviews FOX 59 has done for the Peace Festivals, but you can always go to their website to stream all the stories.
Circle Up Indy says “THANK YOU!” to Fox 59 for their support, and their work to strengthen Indianapolis communities.
Over the past year Circle Up Indy has been working to develop new programs to serve the community. One such program is Circle Up Health Services, which is designed to provide community health services which might not otherwise be available to some residents of Indianapolis, while offering employment opportunities for nurses. The present program brings qualified nurses to client’s home to assist with the care of juveniles who have special health issues.
Working with a team, which includes the family, medical professionals, and others, these nurses help families meet treatment goals and improve the quality of life for the family and the client. The nurses do not administer medications, but are there to give guidance and support for the family; bringing confidence and information about the treatment plan. This approach allows the family to learn and grow as they adjust to the healthcare needs of the juvenile client. Currently provided by referral only, with planned expansion in the near future to make this much needed service available to more families.
Circle Up Heath Services is still seeking nurses for this program, and offering competitive wages. If you have experience or training in the nursing field, and want to make a positive impact by helping others while utilizing the skills you have, then this could be a great employment opportunity for you. To find out more about this exciting employment opportunity click here.