To celebrate their 15-year class reunion, one group of IPS alumni found an innovative way to give back to their school. The Broad Ripple class of 2000 is hosting an inspiring program for the next generation of Rockets. Reaching Back to Boost Rockets Forward is an engaging initiative promoting academic achievement, college preparation, and life skills through an interactive workshop.

This Friday, more than 30 members of the class of 2000 will host a series of programs for high school students at Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities. One of the highlights is an alumni panel, where former Rockets will share insight on how to prepare for life after high school, how they overcame barriers in their educational and personal paths, and their keys to success. Students will also participate in fun group activities and a presentation to help students identity the different types of people you encounter in life: those who are beneficial to your success, and those who might hold you back from your goals.

The six-member reunion committee worked for more than a year to bring this program to life and show current students that they can be successful after high school. We’re thrilled to see the positive impact it will have on the future graduates of Broad Ripple!