Kelsey Foster

Theta Phi Alpha

Age: 20

Fort Wayne, IN

Elementary Education

Minor: Mathematics

Chapter Philanthropy:
Salvation Army - Bloomington

Main Philanthropy Event: Twister Phi Alpha

Theta Phi Alpha Little 500 Rider
Say GΘΦdbye to Hunger
Co-founder of DCI @ IU
National Education Association's Read Across America advocate
Volunteer youth group leader for The Chapel ministries
Theta Phi Alpha's Body Image Coordinator with Panhellenic's Reflections Committee

The work that I have done with The Chapel student ministries in Fort Wayne has had the largest affect on my life. For my sophomore-senior years in high school, I was able to grow with and lead 20-35 girls as they went from 6th to 8th grade. As their youth group leader, I realized the importance of living my life in a way that would make them proud and worked to be a positive role model in their lives. I hosted weekly small group at the conclusion of every youth group meeting, planned games and activities for all of the students during youth group, and chaperoned weekend trips to SpringHill camp, Cedar Point, and Deep River water park.

As a co-founder of the DCI @ IU club here at IU, I dealt with the university and its staff to establish the club, recruit members, and plan meetings and social events. The goal of DCI @ IU is to unite members of different drum corps who compete in the Drum Corps International circuit. I have been able to meet and establish relationships with many other students who I share this passion of drum corps with.

Finally, as a little 500 rider for Theta Phi Alpha, I have the opportunity to represent my chapter and exhibit my athletic and competitive nature in an amazing philanthropy. Little 500 is more than just a bike race-- it is the IUSF's main source of scholarship funds that go to deserving Indiana University students working their way through college.