Summer Jobs and Teens
For teens, a paycheck isn’t the only perk of having a summer job. Summer jobs also help youth learn important work and life skills and gain invaluable confidence and experience. Plus, teen employment can benefit the state as a whole. Learn more about the long-lasting benefits of a summer job in May’s IYI Monthly Column and in this WFYI radio interview with President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz.
Free Webinar: Environmental Health for Kids
Youth workers need to understand how they can create the safest, healthiest environment possible for the children they serve. Learn about the environmental factors that affect children’s health in Indiana, and what youth-serving organizations can do to improve conditions, in our webinar "Understanding the Environmental Health of Young Children" on Wednesday, May 29, from 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT. Learn more and register here.
New Issue Brief: Youth Drug Use in Indiana
Teenagers are finding new ways to use common substances to get high, and new drugs are created and sold all the time. The ‘drug of the day’ may change, but the problems that come with teen substance abuse stay the same. Read the Issue Brief "Youth Drug Use in Indiana" to learn more about drug use and prevention among youth in Indiana.
NEW! Mentor/Mentee Videos
Find out how mentoring changes the lives of both the mentee AND the mentor!
David & Courtney
Our PSAs, featuring mentor/mentee pairs Ja’Quez & Randy and David & Courtney,
show firsthand the power of the mentoring relationship. Check out these videos that introduce each pair.
You can view the rest of the PSAs here.
Ja’Quez & Randy
Stat of the Week:
Marijuana use among Indiana’s high school seniors has been decreasing since 1998, from 46.5% reporting ever having used the drug to 37.5% in 2012.
Source and related resources from IYI's library here.