Foundation and Program Info


June 02, 2017

Sponsor Spotlight: Microsoft

  Fight For Life Foundation is proud to be sponsored by many organizations, both in the Indianapolis community and beyond. The organizations that support our foundation and mission are critical in allowing us to run each our four programs: Building Dreams, Seal the Deal, RAP, and Be A Blessing. Without them, we…

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May 25, 2017

The Anthem Foundation Donates BIG to Fight For Life!

We’re excited to announce that Fight For Life Foundation has been awarded a $20,000 grant from The Anthem Foundation! The Anthem Foundation is the presenting sponsor of our Seal the Deal Youth Football Camp and in addition, has generously donated to Fight For Life to extend their impact to our…

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May 22, 2017

Fight For Life Featured on Fox59

Thanks to Fox59, the Indianapolis area is learning more about Fight For Life Foundation. In their news feature “Your Town Friday,” Fox59 caught up with our President and Founder, Marlin Jackson, to talk about the ways in which Fight For Life is teaching kids in Indianapolis how to learn the…

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May 19, 2017

Coding4Kindness Recap

Last month, our team met with developers at Salesforce for their 12-hour hackathon, Coding4Kindness. Thanks to their team we were able to make a number of improvments to our website and plan for future processes that will enable Fight for Life to effectively and proficiently operate and conduct business matters.Here’s a…

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May 09, 2017

Building Dreams Bowl - Gratitude

Fight For Life is excited to partner with Saturday Evening Post to incorporate the Building Dreams program within their U.S. Kids Jack and Jill magazine. Jack and Jill magazine is a national children’s magazine for kids ages 6-12 that has over 40,000 subscribers. Each page is designed to spark a child’s curiosity through…

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April 18, 2017

Building Dreams Students Respond to Respect

Throughout the months of March and April our Building Dreams scholars have been focusing on the value of respect through our partnership with Jack and Jill Magazine. Former NFL Player and Founder, Marlin Jackson, shared his personal story with readers about how he learned to give and get respect in his…

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April 07, 2017

Developing Tomorrow's Leaders: Seal the Deal 2017

In today’s society, so many of our youth are not reaching their potential. Why is this? What factors withold young adults from reaching their full potential? Commonly, it’s the inability to cope with some form of childhood trauma. Fight For Life Foundation gives young adults the tools they need to…

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April 05, 2017

Welcome FFL 2017 Interns!

One of our overarching missions at Fight For Life Foundation is to equip the next generation of leaders. We do this not only through the programs we run, but also by providing internship opportunities for college students. They help us in areas like event and program management and community relations. Our…

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March 28, 2017

Programs 101

Now that we’ve shared more about our mission and goals, we’re excited to talk about the specific programs that Fight For Life Foundation offers and ways you can get involved.The core foundation that each of our programs is built on is called Social Emotional Learning.WHAT IS SEL?Social and emotional learning…

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March 17, 2017

Fundamentals: Our Mission

Our goal is simple: help underserved youth fight for a better life.Today, a majority of students in the U.S. who live in low-income urban and rural school districts are underperforming. No exception to this is the Indianapolis Public School district (IPS): 58% of IPS students graduate from high school on…

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