INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 2, 2015) - Dozens of Indianapolis men lined up outside of Avondale Meadows Academy Monday morning to cheer for kids as they started their school day.
The "High-Five Line" event is organized to show the city's youth the community cares about them. Each child who was dropped off heard their name announced over a megaphone and then got to run through a tunnel of people giving them high-fives.
"It demonstrates it takes a community to make sure we’re all successful, " said Richard Bray, one of the men participating in the high-five line. "As black men we are taking stand to let everyone know all children matter and black lives matter. "
A similar rally was held just last month at nearby Tindley Prepatory Academy. The organizers plan to gather groups outside several other Indianapolis schools throughout November and December.
- Friday, November 13, 8:30 am, Arlington Woods Elementary, 5801 E 30th Street
- Monday, November 16, 2015, 8:15 am, Geo H. Fisher Elementary, School #93, 7151 E 35th Street.
- Friday, December 4, 7:00 am, Westlake Elementary, 271 Sigsbee Street
- Friday December 11, 2015, 8:00 am, Vision Academy @ Riverside, 1751 Riverside Drive
Other dates will be announced in the near future.