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Fishers, Ind. – Fishers-based Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI) will host its annual Mayor’s Breakfast to Benefit YMI, presented by Verizon and Heartland Church, on Thursday, September 1. The fundraising event directly benefits YMI’s mission to connect Hamilton Southeastern School District students with a volunteer mentor once a week.

The event will feature a panel discussion, moderated by Mayor Scott Fadness, on the role mentorship has played in the successes achieved by our panelists as they were thrust into public roles.

  • Kelsey Murphy: MasterChef: Legends 2021 winner; Owner of Inspo in the Fishers Test Kitchen
  • Noah Malone: Paralympic sprinter for Team USA; Indiana State University student-athlete and former Hamilton Southeastern High School student-athlete
  • Ronald Nored: Assistant Coach of the Indiana Pacers; Former Butler University point guard, including two Final Four appearances

“On behalf of the entire Board and staff, we are excited to bring together this incredible panel,” remarked YMI Executive Director Brittany Rayburn. “Each of these individuals have been guided and impacted by mentors along their journeys of accomplishment and now have a desire to give back. We’re looking forward to an inspiring morning with them and Mayor Fadness.”

The 7th annual Mayor’s Breakfast to Benefit YMI will be held on Thursday, September 1st from 7:00-8:30 am at Heritage Gardens at the Historic Ambassador House. As the largest annual fundraiser for YMI, all funds raised directly support connecting more Hamilton Southeastern students to a caring adult mentor. Tickets and sponsorships are still available here.

Individuals interested in becoming a mentor for YMI may visit for more information.


About YMI

Youth Mentoring Initiative is a Fishers, Ind.-based nonprofit that serves the Hamilton Southeastern Schools community through school-based, specialized mentor programs for students that encourage the development of personal values. YMI provides mentoring for students by building and sustaining a mentoring community with the highest level of service, integrity, encouragement, and empathy. Learn more about becoming a mentor or recommending a prospective mentee at