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Blatina Career exposure programs

BlaTina 3.0 Girls Run the Game

In June 2023, we welcomed nine middle school students from Global Prep Indy to our Girls Run the Game program. Throughout this program, the girls learned about the career opportunities that exist in the sports while hearing from women and minorities in the industry. We visited the NCAA, the Horizon League, the Indianapolis Indians, the Indianapolis Colts, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Indy Golf, the Indy Eleven, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and more. We also spoke with guest speakers who hailed from across North America, including a sports psychologist, a graphic designer, a personal trainer, and a sports reporter.

blatina 2.0 Design Development Pipeline

This architecture and design program launched at Liberty Grove Schools in the Fall of 2022 and is continuing through the Spring of 2024. We are partnered with RATIO and Next Great Architects to teach the fundamentals to 5th-and-6th-grade girls. We visited Business Furniture and ESL Spectrum to learn about furnishing and lighting spaces. We also met with employees at Skillman to learn about construction. The girls are excited to work with RATIO to create a school library for their peers.

blatina 1.0 brainstorm

In the summer of 2022, we invited girls from Global Prep Academy to attend our inaugural BlaTina career exposure program. The girls learned about a variety of topics, including financial literacy, energy, and flight, while visiting the STEM programs at Butler University, Marian University, and IUPUI. We also visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Infrastructure Energy Alternatives, Republic Airways and Lift Academy, and Allegion.