Lilly: A Push for Early Education in Indianapolis

Sep 11, 2014 4:00 PM ET

A Push for Early Education in Indianapolis

As a company born and raised in Indianapolis, we’ve always considered ourselves a part of Indy, just as Indy is a part of us. This principle has guided our actions in our hometown over the past 138 years. Coupling this strong community tie with our commitment to future medical discovery, the Lilly Foundation has pledged to pitch in the first $2 million as part of Mayor Greg Ballard’s ambitious new plan to invest in early childhood education.
Mayor Ballard’s $25 million plan would provide high quality early learning opportunities to many of the city’s low income children. Time and again, studies have shown that participation in early childhood learning opportunities can yield huge benefits for children. With Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects in particular, sparking an early interest can have a lifelong impact.

Read on for more about the benefits of this investment and what it means for the city of Indianapolis.