presented by MHS Indiana


Help Celebrate Our Students and Volunteers!

Indy Reads' Student & Volunteer Recognition Event took place on Thursday, April 18, and brought together members of the community and friends and partners of Indy Reads to celebrate our classroom programs.

You can make your gift of support today at indyreads.org/studentevent, or contact giving@indyreads.org for more information on ways to help end illiteracy in Central Indiana.

Our 2019 Honorees

Pedro Tello Garcia

2018-19 Student of the Year

Pedro came to Indy Reads to improve his English skills. And, yes, he's made incredible progress since joining the program, but his biggest contribution has been helping his fellow students succeed.

Watch his story to learn more!

Katie Franks

2018-19 Classroom Volunteer of the Year

Katie wanted to help Indy Reads' students discover and fall in love with literature the same way she had. But her experience has meant so much more than just leading people to great books.

Watch her story to learn how!

Joshua Jarvis

2018-19 Bookstore Volunteer of the Year

Joshua is a problem solver. He saw the tremendous pile of donated used books at Indy Reads Books... and saw opportunity. Just a few months later, bookstore staff and his fellow volunteers kept saying how much they appreciated Joshua's hard work.

Watch this video to hear more!

2019 Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor
MHS Indiana | mhsindiana.com


Award Sponsor
Eli Lilly and Company| lilly.com


Award Sponsor
Strada Education Network | stradaeducation.org

Jason &
Anne Spilbeler

Award Sponsors


Community Sponsor
Crowe LLP | crowe.com

Special Thanks To...

Natalie McIntire Photography • Indianapolis Motor Speedway • Top Golf Fishers • Indianapolis Indians

Indiana Landmarks Center • MBP Distinctive Catering

Interested in sponsoring this or other Indy Reads events?