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.

Parents Behind Bars: IYI's Monthly Media for March

Indiana has one of the nation’s highest rates of incarcerated parents, and the negative effects on their children are significant. Research summarized at the University of Minnesota revealed, “Through no fault of their own, kids with incarcerated parents are at a terrible disadvantage.”  These children are more prone to physical health problems, depression, poor school performance and delinquency. These sons and daughters are more likely to live in poverty and are at higher risk of being uninsured and homeless. Learn more about the impact of incarcerated parents on youth and how you can help in this interview with President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz and WFYI and in IYI’s monthly column for March.

Spring Trainings Begin This Week in Six Locations Across the State

You can still register for IYI’s Spring Trainings in six cities throughout in Indiana. Don’t miss four all-new sessions on developing resiliency in youth, identifying SAFE mentors, achieving your fundraising goals and setting up youth for college and career success.

Find more information on the 2015 Spring Trainings speakers, sessions and locations on our training flyer and register today.

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

11.1 percent of Indiana children (ages 0-17) have lived with a parent who served time in jail or prison, the second-highest rate nationally.

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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