Alienum phaedrum torquatos nec eu, vis detraxit periculis ex, nihil expetendis in mei. Mei an pericula euripidis, hinc partem.

About Our Work

01Mission and vision

“We will build the community by healing together through the creation of safe spaces, communicating our traumas, and exploring how to navigate through traumas. In a group setting, we will form a bond that will allow us to hold each other accountable, and rely on these established connections as motivation during our most challenging moments. Struggle University will strive to manifest healing, by utilizing the community as a vital resource in this process.”

Struggle University focuses on supporting both youth and adults, essentially serving late elementary/early middle through adulthood. Also, while there is no exclusion on the racial make up of participants in our programs, there is a priority on serving students of color; specifically, Black students.

2023 Struggle University Goals

  • To add an additional 350 graduates during 2023.
  • To secure 15 site locations for programming.
  • To remove barriers that often contribute to crime.
  • To create peer leadership opportunities through graduate-led facilitations.
  • To use evaluation tools to measure increases in self-image, reduced anxiety, and increased community engagement.
  • To connect participants to employment and educational opportunities.


Although the statistics show that violence in general has not spiked since the pandemic, we are seeing an uptick in gun violence amongst youth here in Indianapolis. Young people who are involved in these situations are often the young people that we connect with in our programs, including Struggle University. Your sponsorship and/or partnership is vital to support the continuation of providing the necessary spaces and opportunities for these young people.

For example, donations provided would lend to new cultural and learning experiences (i.e. field trips, museums, college tours, conferences, etc.). Also, obtaining necessary resources that our participants and families may need (i.e. school supplies, groceries, clothing, etc.). Finally, these contributions would help cover or minimize the need for college application fees, probation fees, and any other financial burden.

501c3 Accreditiation

Tax Deductible Donations

Lifelong Individual Impact

Event and Child Sponsorships Available

03Struggle Made Us

My name is Aaron Green and I am the CEO of Struggle Made Us, a grassroots organization that focuses on social and emotional development, encourages the creation and strengthening of social capital, and supporting educational equity through mentoring and restorative practices.

One of our critical programs includes Struggle University, which specifically focuses on creating spaces to identify past and current trauma, explore individual and collective ways of healing, and build collective efficacy through building rapport and connection. My purpose for connecting with you today is to request your support through possible sponsorship and/or collaboration.

Struggle University is an important opportunity for the at-promise youth* that we serve as it enables them to have a space to grow and be provided the opportunity to overcome their obstacles. Aaron Green also has a clothing line titled Struggle Made Me, a motivational streetwear brand sold nationwide out of Indianapolis, Indiana and 65% of all the proceeds go to supporting the community and the Struggle Made Us charity.

Impact a child today and sign him up for the 6 Week Program.