"I sleep but my heart watches over this house which I have built."     St. Thèodora Guèrin   

A Promise to Keep

         “A Promise to Keep” (APTK) is a special program of the Office of Catholic Schools that helps to educate adolescents on the benefits of chastity and the gift of human sexuality.  APTK is a peer-mentoring program. Older teens, who can have a powerful influence over their younger peers, explain God's gift of sexuality and call for adolescents to uphold the virtue of chastity.                         
The high school mentors demonstrate that they prize chaste behavior and are proud to be part of this community of trust. Peer mentors help prepare adolescents for the “real world” and encourage them to be uncompromising in their show of respect for themselves and others.

A Promise to Keep is co-sponsored by the Office of Catholic Schools and St. Vincent Health with the help of other generous donors. Professional evaluation has verified the effectiveness of the program. With the help of a major grant, the APTK program coordinator has led the rewriting of the archdiocesan Human Sexuality Guidelines and curriculum and facilitated extensive professional development programs to train school teachers and parish catechists in program implementation. Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body has been integrated into A Promise to Keep.
Watch the keynote address from our 2019 program luncheon here



 Contact Us


Margaret Hendricks
Program Coordinator, Adolescent Growth Programs
Phone:  317-236-1478
E-mail:  mhendricks@archindy.org 


 Sylvia Brunette
Program Assistant, Adolescent Growth Programs


Office of Catholic Education
Phone: 317-236-1430
Fax: 317-261-3364
Hours of Operation:
     Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM - 5:30PM
     Friday (CLOSED)
 Mailing Address: 
1400 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202