Rick Anderson is the Founder & Head of School at Allegiant Prep Academy.

“The Surge Institute is dedicated to the empowerment, advancement, growth, and achievement of youth and communities of color. They do this by educating and elevating leaders of color, preparing them to transform urban education and expand the opportunities for our youth. If granted the opportunity to join the founding Indianapolis Surge Academy Cohort, I would work to establish parallels with like-minded peers that will lead to building a personal and professional coalition of leaders of color, focused on identifying sustainable solutions to address inequities that lead to barriers for children of color living in the city of Indianapolis.”