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YES Indy Celebrates the Success of Power Huddle Cohorts 22 and 23

Posted on July 9th, 2021 in Success Story, Uncategorized

On Thursday, July 1st, YES Indy staff and community members gathered at WorkOne Indy to celebrate 12 young people who recently completed the YES Indy Power Huddle. The Power Huddle program is a two-week intensive training in which mentors encourage individuals to move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset and connect them with local employment opportunities.

“I really enjoyed the Power Huddle. It taught all of us the importance of discipline and how that’s a key factor in achieving your goals and ambitions,” said Jacobey Echols, Power Huddle completer and one of 12 young people who participated in cohorts 22 and 23. 

In Central Indiana, there are over 30,000 Opportunity Youth or young adults, ages 16 – 24, who have disengaged from secondary education, or graduated but disconnected from the workforce. With the gap of middle-skills jobs that currently exist in our workforce ecosystem as identified by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD), these young adults present an opportunity to enhance the personal growth, health, and success of Indy’s young people, as well as our community’s overall longevity and well-being.

In efforts to re-engage Marion County’s Opportunity Youth and create a positive trajectory for these young people, EmployIndy launched YES Indy REC in 2018. The Power Huddle, a forward-facing program of YES Indy REC, supports overall YES Indy efforts by teaching young people ways in which they can change their future trajectory as well as engage in a variety of employability skills that will help them take those next steps. As a part of each cohort, completers of the Power Huddle walk away with Job Ready Indy badges #1 Mindsets and #4 Social Skills.

Please join us in congratulating Power Huddle cohorts 22 and 23 on their achievement! 

  • Davionne Banks
  • Matthew Chambers
  • Jacobey Echols
  • Daymon Jones
  • Bomani Marsh
  • Dekoven Reed
  • Jacarius Smith
  • Kassandra Green
  • Travelle Walker
  • Nashawn Holland
  • Christopher Johnson
  • Tyrelle Walker 

EmployIndy would like to extend a special thank you to Go Consulting LLC for their dedicated work in facilitating current and previous Power Huddle cohorts. Learn more about the YES Indy Power Huddle by visiting yesindy317.org.