Equity and Inclusion
The mission of the Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) at Brebeuf Jesuit is to support, empower, and build relationships with students from all backgrounds, and to promote personal and to pedagogical growth within the school community.
Brebeuf Jesuit seeks to produce graduates who are intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice.
In pursuit of this goal, a diverse student body becomes part of the educational experience, better preparing students to work in an increasingly multicultural world and one in which local, national, and international tensions are often grounded in cultural, religious, or linguistic differences.
Brebeuf Jesuit’s mission and core values both acknowledge the place of diversity within the life of the school.
Equity and inclusion at Brebeuf Jesuit is about more than just demographics; it’s about being a place where all are welcomed and affirmed as reflections of God, who is in all things.
As such, Brebeuf Jesuit’s equity and inclusion initiatives and programs enhance the life of the school, contributing to an open and accepting environment. The motivation to reach out to people from all backgrounds and every part of the world is fundamental to the Society of Jesus. As a Jesuit secondary school, Brebeuf Jesuit continues this tradition.
Equity and Inclusion programming at Brebeuf Jesuit includes:
- Student Initiatives
- Faculty and Staff Engagement
- Parents and Community
Kayla Storrs has years of experience aiding high school students in the college preparation and admissions processes and helping to increase student access to higher education.
Her role as Director of Equity and Inclusion is fluid, rooted largely in collaborating with those within the Brebeuf Jesuit community. Her work includes, but is not limited to:
- Evaluating and monitoring school climate
- Improving recruitment and retention of faculty and staff who are representative of the student body
- Providing professional development opportunities to equip teachers with tools to further the conversation about anti-racism and equity
- Creating programming that shares and celebrates the varied perspectives and lived experiences of our students.
Kayla aims to support Brebeuf Jesuit in becoming the premiere Indianapolis private school tackling issues of equity and inclusion. Her vision is to create a place that prospective families want to join, and one that current families and alumni are even prouder to be a part of.