Spirited Chase is an interactive on-the-go program hosted by WFYI each year as a part of the Spirit and Place Festival.

202 Spirited Chase “Seasons of Change”

WFYI would like to thank its amazing program partners for the 2021 Spirited Chase Event, “Seasons of Change”  

Each year, WFYI works with a unique group of community partners to host Spirited Chase. We would like to thank each our 2021 programming partners: Kids Dance Outreach, Horizon House, Marion County Commission on Youth, Indy Neighborhood Cats, and Indy’s Global Village.

From learning to change our mindset through dance, to connecting youth to resources, preparing essential kits for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, providing protection for furry friends, and using our tastebuds to understand different cultures, our partners showed us how they make change for people and places in our community.

2021 Spirited Chase Partners

Kids Dance Outreach
The mission of Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) is to positively impact the lives of all children through joyful dance programs that inspire excellence, instill confidence, encourage teamwork, and applaud persistence. To date, more than 14,000 children have experienced the transformative power of the arts through KDO’s high-quality dance programs. As an innovative dance and arts education model, KDO provides equity and access to the community – programs are FREE to participating children and their families.

Horizon House
Horizon House embodies the belief that all human beings have the right to have their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, and personal safety met in a dignified, humane and caring manner that respects a person’s right to self-determination. We believe it takes a collaborative community response to uphold and give substance to these basic rights. We commit to being a focal point in this endeavor, offering our services and advocacy in a spirit of genuine hospitality and professional care.

MCCOY (Marion County Commission on Youth)
MCCOY’s mission – to champion the positive development of youth – sets a high standard for improving and expanding the quality of youth opportunities in central Indiana.  To accomplish this mission, we work on many issues, with many organizations, and in many capacities. At the core of our approach are four strategic roles: advocate, resource, capacity builder, and convener.

Indy Neighborhood Cats
Trap- Neuter-Return (TNR) is the only non-lethal three-step method to reduce the number of free roaming cats both immediately and in the long term. To put it simply, it is the gold standard. Indy Neighborhood Cats seeks to build a lasting and thriving TNR program that recruits and guides the citizens of our city to work together and manage the cat population, much like the well-known Neighborhood Watch program. Along with our TNR Program, Indy Neighborhood Cats is in the field providing ongoing colony care support such as warm winter shelters, food, Spay/Neuter resources and medical care to cats living outdoors in Indianapolis.

Indy's Global Village
The Global Village Welcome Center is a place for exploration and education where all cultures can gather, share and celebrate their traditions. Imagine a welcoming place featuring cultural exhibits, classrooms, a demonstration kitchen, dance studios, event hall, functional space and other dedicated spaces... creating a place where all cultures gather, share and celebrate different traditions while providing a sense of identity and belonging. The Global Village Welcome Center is dedicated to educating the world, preserving traditions and celebrating all cultures. Recognizing that every culture has its own customs and traditions – at our core – we are all individuals striving to connect and communicate.


Spirited Chase is hosted as a part of the Spirit and Place Festival.