Year: 2015

The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, has awarded a gift of $300,000 to fund significant upgrades to the Rachel Glick Courage Center, a residential treatment facility of Children’s Bureau, Inc., to make it conducive to implementing a new model called “Teaching Family,” to expand and modernize the onsite school, and to…

Up-and-coming young musician Ashton Dean Gleckman of Carmel, Ind., played a volunteer performance for 19 kids in the Children’s Bureau Shelter Saturday, Feb. 7. The talented 14-year-old began playing his first instrument — a guitar — at age 6. He plays in a local band of young teens called Rising Gravity Experience. Gleckman brought instruments for…

The Indiana Youth Institute will hold its Youth Worker Café event with a luncheon presentation titled “The Effects of Methamphetamine Use Among Youth.” The event is scheduled for Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Crawfordsville District Public Library. A free lunch will be provided. All youth workers, parents, community leaders, youth…

At 12 years old, Keontaye Crawford had already spent half of his life in the foster care system. He watched as other children around him, including his biological sisters, were adopted, and he started to lose hope. After getting in a fight at the group home where he lived, he tried to run away and…