Brookside Community Play runs an afterschool program on the east side of Indianapolis focused on helping kids overcome trauma through the power of play. Trauma is a daily experience for many of our kids whether through hunger, poverty, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. More than 80% live in poverty, over 21% have experienced abuse or neglect. Academic struggles include 41% of 3rd graders failing their IREAD-3 test prohibiting them to advance to 4th grade, and 13% of students in local elementary schools pass both English/Language Arts and Math portions of ISTEP.

Vision: Brookside Community Plays believes lives transform when you combine caring adult relationships through Coach-Mentors, connectedness with peers and sense of belonging by learning from one another and working together, and learning how the Gospel can transform their lives through Kingdom-minded character development.

Volunteers: Coach-Mentors are needed to work individually and in small group settings with children in K-6th grade. You'll participate in activities like basketball, robotics, theater, and cooking. Volunteers need to be available for at least one day per week throughout the entire session.


Tuesdays (6 weeks)
November 7, 2017 – December 12, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Notes: Programs include Science Club, Cooking, and Tennis



1035 N Olney St.

Indianapolis, Indiana 46201


We will be providing transportation for all interested students. We will be leaving approximately 3:45pm and coordinate a drop off/pick up location (either East Fisher or NE Indy location) depending our registrations. We may need additional drivers as well. If you are interested make sure to contact Sam @ slinette@encountertrinity.com.