The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions and communities that impact their well-being.


April Monthly Media: Child Identity Theft

One in 40 households with children under age 18 have experienced child identity fraud. Along with having pristine credit, children are targeted because illegally using a child’s information can go undetected for years. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) warns, “By the time a young person opens his or her first checking accounts, credit card accounts, or applies for college financial aid, someone may have already had a decade-long shopping spree under that identity.” Learn how to identify the warning signs of child identity theft and what you can do to prevent it in IYI’s monthly column for April.

2015 Postsecondary Counseling Institute presented by Kroger

June 23-24 | Westin Indianapolis Hotel | Downtown Indianapolis
The Indiana Youth Institute’s fifth annual Postsecondary Counseling Institute is specially designed for counselors, educators, mentors and youth-serving professionals and others who advise youth on their education options after high school.
Don’t miss this intensive two-day workshop designed to give youth workers like you the skills and tools you need to help your students explore a wide range of education options after high school, from traditional four-year colleges to apprenticeship programs. Learn more and register today!

April 29, 2015: Framing the Conversation on Race and Equity

This webinar will explore how to use data and text and personal experience to construct conversations that explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender and class. In addition, we will look at ways to make these conversations relevant for different age groups and settings.   These conversations are integral to the process of developing strategies and interventions to address inequities in our schools and communities.

REGISTER NOW! Preregistration is required


Sponsored by the
Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral


The 2015 KIDS COUNT® in Indiana Data Book is Here!

We are so excited to bring the best and most recent information available regarding childhood well-being in the state of Indiana right to you! Whether you’re a community leader, policymaker, youth worker, educator or child advocate, we want to equip you with most current information about the well-being of children, youth and their families so that you can continue to impact the lives of Indiana’s children. Download your copy of the 2015 KIDS COUNT® in Indiana Data Book today and check out our other data products and resources.

Mentoring PSAs

Check out these inspiring PSAs that demonstrate the tremendous impact mentoring can have on mentors and mentees alike, then find out how to become a mentor here.

Sam and Jayden's mentoring relationship helps them to see what's really important in life. Watch the video.

Mentoring PSA- Sam and Jayden

You can view all of the PSAs here.

Stat of the Week

Indiana’s youngest children (under age 1) are the most likely to suffer abuse and neglect (32.7 per 1,000)

Source and related resources from IYI's library here.

Ask IYI Blog - Each year, Ask IYI receives dozens of questions about youth development and nonprofit management – and often, we get the same question from more than one person.  So we thought: why not publish the answers to some of our most popular questions so even more people can benefit?  Check back every other week for new posts, or browse our archives.  Need some information you don’t see here?  Contact us, and we’ll find the answer for you.
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