INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of Indianapolis, Ind. as the final honoree of the 2012 Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Aleanya Moore was recognized at the Colts home game on Sunday, December 30, 2012, for her outstanding contributions to the community.
Aleanya Moore has worked for Indianapolis Public Schools as a full-time parent liaison for the past two years. Prior to this position, she was a youth counselor for the Marion County Juvenile Center. At the Juvenile Center, Aleanya worked one-on-one with the youth of Indianapolis and conducted daily group counseling sessions. It was her work at the Juvenile Center that inspired her commitment to helping young women in the city of Indianapolis by starting her own non-profit called Ladies Under Construction, Inc. (www.ladiesunderconstruction.org). Ladies Under Construction, Inc. is an organization whose mission is to rebuild girls' faith in themselves and empower them to grow into strong, determined women. They discuss life issues such as faith, family, personal motivation and self-determination, as well as other skills necessary to deal with life's many challenges.
Throughout the past two years, Aleanya has been able to help 75 young women through the outreach services of Ladies Under Construction, Inc. Outside of her dedication to working with teen girls, Aleanya volunteers her time as a Youth Advisor for the NAACP of Greater Indianapolis where she helps develop chapters of youth councils and assists them in learning leadership skills and more.
"Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions. The program honors one "angel" at each Colts home game during the regular season.
In honor of her heroism, Aleanya received four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with her photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on-field recognition at the game.