MSD Wayne Receives $1.2 Million Grant from
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

The MSD of Wayne Township has been awarded grant funding of more than $1.2 million from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to help educate students on substance abuse and improve students’ social and emotional well-being. The grant is part of Prevention Matters – a three-year initiative launched by the Fairbanks Foundation.
MSD Wayne was one of 24 grant recipients in Marion County. Our
schools are part of an initiative that is projected to serve 71,112 students across 151 Marion County schools by the 2020-21 school year. 
Prevention Matters funding will help our schools deliver evidence-based prevention programs to students beginning this school year.  The programs we have selected are designed to help improve academic achievement, attendance, and classroom behavior.  These programs can reduce bullying and violence as well. 
The grant funding will be used to support teacher/staff training and curriculum materials, and MSD Wayne will be supported by third-party prevention
experts paid for by the Fairbanks Foundation to ensure effective delivery of our selected programs and maximum benefit to our students.


 Job and Resource Fair

Registration is now open and your member companies are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Chapelwood Job and Resource Fair at Chapelwood Elementary School (across from Ben Davis High School) on Saturday, September 29th from 10:00am-1:00pm.  Again this year, we are pleased to inform you there are NO FEES for employers to participate. 

Our first 4 years have built momentum and with your company’s participation we can have an even better event for both employers and potential employees this year.  We also will be providing resources like resume-writing workshops and other job-hunting skills.

Booth space for early registration companies, schools, and organizations will be in the school gym, just to the right as you come into the main entrance of

the school.  For this event, the front door will be the only available entrance and drop-off spot.  We plan to have extra volunteers available to help you bring any supplies into the building.  We ask that everyone have their booths set up and ready to go NO LATER THAN 9:45AM.  Doors will open promptly at 10:00am.

 Space in the gym is limited so we recommend you return your registration form via email by June 15th to secure your space.  If space continues to be available we will take registrations until Friday, September 14th.   Please remember there are NO FEES for employers or participants.  We hope you will choose to join us again this year as we’ve expanded to include invitations to ALL Wayne Township families and the metro Indianapolis area.

prevention experts paid for by the Fairbanks Foundation to ensure effective delivery of our selected programs and maximum benefit to our students.
About the Foundation: the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation strives to advance the vitality of Indianapolis and the well-being of its people by addressing the city’s most significant challenges and opportunities. It is not affiliated with Fairbanks Addiction Recovery and Treatment Center. More information is available here: