2021 Rise & Shine for Hope Event Recap

2021 Rise & Shine for Hope Event Recap

The 2021 Rise & Shine for Hope breakfast, presented by Strada Education Network, was a morning to celebrate!

Guests heard powerful stories from a parent, Rob Wynne, and a student, Hayden B. We honored Dr. Tim and Dr. Becky Kelly with the Faces of Hope Award, and we listened to a heartfelt keynote speech from Indy Chamber President & CEO Michael Huber. Rafael Sanchez from WRTV, emceed the event bringing his signature enthusiasm to set the tone for the day. Best of all, we came together as a community to support the students at Hope Academy.

This year’s event raised $66,176 to support students in recovery from substance use disorder.

We are grateful to everyone who invested in our school and our students. Individuals who would still like to donate may do so here.

Check out the photos from the event on our Facebook page, and be sure to watch this video to see the impact of your gift to Hope Academy.

Photos from left to right: Hope Academy Senior Hayden B. gives speech at event; Executive Director Rachelle Gardner and Board Chair Colleen Kenney present the 2021 Faces of Hope Award to Drs. Tim and Rebecca Kelly; Event Emcee Rafael Sanchez of WRTV and Hope Academy Students hand out thank you gift to guests; Rise & Shine guests pose for a photo opportunity following the program.