Every year, hundreds of new hires begin teaching in Center Township. To help engage and retain them, Teach Indy has developed the New Teacher Program — helping new teachers get plugged into their communities through fun quarterly events. Each event provides an opportunity for educators to connect, build relationships, share their passions, and have fun! For more information about the New Teacher Program, look here.
The Circle City Donut Dash was held in Indy in March of 2022. The 5K race drew 1,000 participants who ran, walked, and ate donuts in support of Indy’s teachers and students. Proceeds were donated to Teacher’s Treasures, an organization equipping teachers with supplies for students.
During its January 2022 championship weekend in Indianapolis, the College Football Playoff Foundation hosted the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit — an opportunity for teachers to network, collaborate, and celebrate with other exceptional educators from across the Indianapolis community.
Center Township’s new teachers were welcomed at an Indianapolis Pacers game in November of 2021 for an evening of basketball, snacks, free swag, and giveaways. During halftime, Indy’s teachers were honored at center court for their dedication and impact.
In September of 2021, Indy’s new teachers enjoyed a morning Zumba class, virtual scavenger hunt, and yoga session. In the evening, they were welcomed at an Indy Eleven professional soccer game, where they were recognized during halftime.