Fall 2018
New Building Accommodates Expanding Enrollment
TROY School is dedicated to serving the youth of northeast Indiana - we’ve been doing it since 1997. In August, students began the school year in a new building. It’s large enough to accommodate high school and middle school students on our waiting list, so we’re thrilled to enroll 50 students for the first time ever. Students have access to new programs in music education and performance and our internship and mentoring program for junior and seniors called PACE, Preparing for Adulthood and Community Engagement.
Education needs are changing for a variety of reasons and along the full range of adolescent difficulty. Statewide, larger percentages of students face socio-economic barriers, a culture of poverty, and delinquency. Some students may simply face obstacles to learning in a standard classroom. On all fronts, TROY is often the best chance for those who seek an alternative to traditional school. TROY is an acronym for “Teaching and Reaching Our Youth,” and it is not just a slogan here. We intend to change lives — whatever it takes — with an experienced staff that provides students individual attention in the classroom and prepares them to make good decisions and life choices on the way. 
Job Partners and Mentors
In step with our mission to provide youth in northeast Indiana with the tools, support, and education necessary for success, the PACE (Preparing for Adulthood and Community Engagement) program for junior and senior students debuts this year.   The curriculum will teach independent living skills such as financial literacy, nutrition and wellness, mechanical aptitude, and home economics. High School juniors and seniors are paired with companies for internships and part-time employment and introduced to resources in the community that can be used for lifelong support including the public library, the YMCA, and other local services. Site visits to two local businesses,  Sweetwater Sound and DeBrand Fine Chocolates,  launched the program. A partnership with  Columbia City Plastics  has employed two of the PACE students, and others will participate in service projects at the Whitley County Fairgrounds as part of the  United Way Day of Caring.  Employers wanting to know more about participating in the program, email program director Elizabeth Baxter at
A Hundred Thousand Thanks
We are grateful to all the TROY supporters who came to enjoy an evening of great music and southern soul food at our benefit concert at C2G Music Hall. With your help we raised over $100,000 for student scholarships and services. Thank you to our generous event sponsors, donors, and volunteers. Special thanks to the musicians who provided the lively entertainment:
Ann Stapel-Kalat, David Todoran, Oferle, Hubie Ashcraft Band, and Addison Agen. Click here for more information from the event.
A Night in Nashville
Open House on October 9th
Haven't had a chance to make it to TROY yet? Mark your calendar for October 9. There will be an open house from 9am-11am. We would love to show you what happens on a typical day at TROY.

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Columbia City, IN 46725
Kroger Community Rewards
If you shop at Kroger, you can earn money for TROY by simply using your Kroger Plus Card. You still earn personal rewards, but a percentage of your purchases go to TROY!