CHEER is Childhood Hunger Education, Engagement and Reverence. CHEER is an active group of young people ages 3-12 years old and their parents learning, serving and spreading CHEER to Mid-North Food Pantry. This group provides learning through doing and the value of service to young people. They often have monthly projects for the kids. Learn more here.
Horizons at SRES (St. Richard’s Episcopal School) is a transformational, community-centered program proven to close the achievement and opportunity gaps for low-income children. is a five-week educational summer enrichment program serving low-income public school students with a broad range of academic abilities. Horizons ensures improved student achievement through their high-quality teachers, creative and project-based curriculum, as well as strong partnerships with Butler University, the Children’s Museum and IPS Schools 60 and 48. Trinity Church contributes to Horizon financially as well as with program supplies.
St. Richard’s School
In 1960, Trinity opened St. Richard’s Episcopal School as a parish school and community outreach. It was the first racially integrated independent school in Indianapolis and is the first and only Episcopal day school in the state, teaching children from pre-K through grade 8. St. Richard’s was modeled after British day schools, with emphasis on high academic expectations, inclusive faith, and respectful student demeanor.
After implementing governance changes in 1998 that made St. Richard’s more autonomous from Trinity, the school became financially independent from the church in 2004. Though they are governed separately, the two institutions maintain a shared campus and a close working relationship. Earlier this year, a Chaplain/Curate was called by both institutions to lead Children’s Ministries at Trinity and serve as School Chaplain at St. Richard’s. Having a member of the clergy working for both institutions helps to maintain continuity and high quality in Christian formation and education at both church and school, through Godly Play for younger children and divinity classes for older children. Trinity continues to have representation on the St. Richard’s board of directors, by both parishioners and the rector.