Spirited Chase 2013
WFYI would like to thank its amazing program partners for this year’s Spirited Chase event, Risky Thinking. From choosing medical adventures to cycling, performing stand-up karaoke, listening to stories of empowerment, answering neighborhood trivia questions, and “flying” through the air on ropes, our partners celebrated the power of risk-taking and provided Spirited Chase participants a day to remember!
Big Car is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization that collaborates with others on projects and events focused on culture, creativity, and community. As an adaptive and flexible cultural organization, Big Car uses art, design and engaging social experiences to bring people of all backgrounds together with the goals of introducing and advancing creativity, invigorating public places, and supporting better neighborhoods--bringing art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to transform communities.
Indiana Medical History Museum:
Housed in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane, the Indiana Medical History Museum interprets scientific medicine of the nineteenth and twentieth century’s. As the oldest free-standing pathology facility in the nation, the museum offers guided tours of its three clinical laboratories, photography studio, library, autopsy room, and teaching amphitheater.
Indy Cycloplex is home to Marian University's national champion cycling team. ICX provides cycling education programs to the community and hosts races at the Major Taylor Velodrome (track), the cyclocross course, the newly redesigned BMX track, as well as road competitions. Riders may learn the disciplines and then compete through the many offerings at the park.
Jameson Camp is an award-winning, fully accredited camp and youth service provider that offers a residential summer camp, a year-round youth leadership program, outdoor education and challenge course/team building programs. Their tagline is "Get Outside. Grow Inside." because the children in their programs gain in self-confidence and social skills while learning to respect themselves, others and the environment. While Jameson welcomes all children, they primarily serve low-income youth and specialize in serving youth with minor social, emotional, or behavioral challenges such as ADHS, Autism, and HIV/AIDS.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis:
LISC Indianapolis works with local nonprofit community-based organizations to help transform distressed urban neighborhoods into healthy communities that are great places to live, work, do business, and raise families.
Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center:
Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center provides help and hope to children and families impacted by inner-city poverty. The center provides out-of-school time youth programming; emergency food, housing, and support services; and employment and financial coaching all designed to help children and families move toward improved economic stability.
Well Done Marketing:
Well Done Marketing is a strategic creative and digital agency based in Indianapolis's Fountain Square neighborhood. They're committed to using our powers of persuasion to do good in the world for both commercial and not-for-profit clients. Well Done actively supports causes that make Indianapolis a smarter, livelier, more compassionate community.