Welcome to the Bloom Project Inc.

Bloom Project, Inc. is a not for profit organization that provides mentoring, service projects, college preparation, character building, and career exploration opportunities. We currently operate in Indianapolis & Ft. Wayne. It is our goal to prepare young males, ages 12-18, for secondary education and increase knowledge in their career paths. The name of the organization was created by the Founder and Executive Director, Arnetta Scruggs, in honor of her late grandfather, Ezell “Bloom” Stephens. The motivation of Bloom Project, Inc. is to continue the family legacy. Within the Bloom Project, Inc. organization, there are two established programs– the annual Kings Feast Symposium and the monthly mentoring workshops, Project King.

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Become A King

Project King is a monthly leadership development and college preparation program for minorities aged 12-18. Maximizes youth leadership potential, academic and career while developing a pathway to success. Includes character building workshops, college preparation workshops, service learning projects, career exploration and social events.

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Become A Mentor

Our Mentors help facilitate our monthly workshops for our Kings. We are looking for professionals of all kinds, who would like to become a mentor and help us in facilitating our efforts aimed at creating successful young men. If you are interested and want information, please click the link below and fill out the application.

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Sow A Seed

We are a grassroots, non-profit organization. We receive the majority of our funding from private donors like you. Your contributions are vital to effectively carrying out our mission and positively impacting the hundreds of young men that we reach every day. We thank you and greatly appreciate your interest in making a contribution.

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Featured Programs & Services

Project King

Focuses on group mentoring for predominately minority males, ages 12-18 years old. A job/ career focused program to improve young men social skills and relationships with others. Help them learn about the world of work, potential career paths, and the skills they will need to succeed.

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Kings Feast Symposium

The Kings Feast Symposium is our premier event of the year. This prestigious event is catered towards young minority males who are considered to be the next generation of leaders. Throughout the symposium, the young men will have the opportunity to participate in different seminars that relate to them reaching for success in every aspect of life.

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Upcoming Events

september

07sep10:00 am1:00 pmBloom Fort Wayne Feed the HomelessFeed the Homeless

21sep9:30 am3:30 pmFeaturedKings Feast IndyKings Feast Indy

october

10oct6:00 pm11:00 pmFeaturedChucks & Tux 2019 Birthday Party and Fundraiser

november

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Areas Where We Focus

Mentoring
A mentor is a trusted adult friend with a long-term, consistent commitment to provide guidance and support to a youth. Formal Mentoring Programs are focused on supporting the relationship between mentor and youth (mentee) and developing the character and capabilities of the young person. At the most basic level a mentor is there to help the young person understand that they are valued by their community and were born with their own unique gifts and purpose. At the deepest level mentors stand by and guide young people when they suffer the challenges and initiations in their development.

Character Building
Bloom Project offers character building to the youth that we serve to help cater to their overall development as a teenager. Our programs are designed to build a diverse network of leaders resulting in a powerful ripple effect of inclusion throughout the community. We build leaders in the community through our programs focused on discrimination, entrepreneurship, relationships, and much more.

College Preparation
Bloom Project offers college preparation the youth we serve in a variety of ways. Primarily, we would like to take our youth out on annual college tours to get them exposed to a variety of colleges of their interest. We also strive to partner with local colleges, universities, and vocational schools who are willing to come to our mentoring workshops to provide information regarding their institution’s academic programs.

Service Projects
Bloom Project Inc. is committed to helping young people become part of the solution to societal problems by showing them how even their smallest actions can make a difference in the lives of others. We provide high-quality volunteer service experiences for our participants. We bring the field of service-learning to the community’s young people through the Project King Program to encourage community participation and engaged citizenship through direct service to homeless and hungry people.

Career Exploration
How do we expect young people to dream if they don’t know what they can dream about? Opportunities for career exploration give young people broader exposure to the working world they will one day enter. It helps them “connect the dots” between school and career in ways that keep them motivated to graduate with the skills they will need for the future. Bloom Project Inc. provides opportunities for our participants to improve their academic performance, improve their attitudes about their career possibilities and more…

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Sponsors

Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis
Indiana Civil Rights Commission
Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males
Neal Marshall Alumni Association
Indiana Purdue University of Fort Wayne (IPFW)
Indiana Public Safety Foundation
United Parcel Services (UPS)
Orthone
Kachmann Health
Legal Shield
Harris & Ford, Inc
BF Goodrich
Summit City Pharmacy
Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation Inc
Indiana University
Salesforce
Word of Faith Christian Church
YMCA
Kingdub Designs
Louie’s Tux Shop
Christopher James
Fay Biccard Glick Center