The mission of the Brebeuf Jesuit Equity and Inclusion Program is to support, empower, and build relationships with students from all backgrounds.
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, one in which local, national and international tensions are often grounded in cultural, religious or linguistic differences.
The Brebeuf Jesuit mission statement 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 the 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, accepting, and rich environment. The motivation to reach out to people of all kinds and every part of the world is fundamental to the Society of Jesus. As a Jesuit secondary school, Brebeuf Jesuit continues this tradition.
Kayla Storrs, Director of Equity and Inclusion
Kayla was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas and from an early age, loved school. She loves reading, writing, and digging into new topics that provide an opportunity to broaden her scope of understanding.
For the last six and a half years, she has been working in Higher Education with high school students from across the country, aiding in the college preparation and admissions process and helping to increase access to higher education for students whose access has traditionally been limited.
“My role as Director of Equity and Inclusion is fluid, rooted largely in collaborating with departments across campus and within our community. This includes, but is not limited to (1) evaluating and monitoring our school climate, (2) improving our recruitment and retention of faculty and staff that are representative of our student body, (3) providing professional development opportunities to equip our teachers with tools to continue furthering the conversation about anti-racism and equity, and (4) creating programming that shares and celebrates the broad and varied perspectives and lived experiences of our students. In doing so, we are striving to become the premiere private school in the Indianapolis-area tackling issues of equity and inclusion. I have a vision that Brebeuf will lead the region in equity and inclusion work, creating a place that prospective families want to join, and one that current families and alumni are even more proud to be a part of.”