Poverty, Inequality and Opportunity
According to national research, many Indiana communities rank poorly in fostering upward economic mobility for youth. Find out how family, community and educational factors can strengthen opportunities for economic success for Hoosier youth in IYI's Monthly Column for February and in WFYI's radio interview with IYI President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz.
REGISTER NOW! IYI’s Spring Trainings Start This Week!
IYI’s annual spring trainings are coming to six cities throughout Indiana in March 2014! This year’s sessions cover grant writing, dropout prevention, mentoring, and behavior management. Find dates, locations, session descriptions, and speaker bios on our trainings flyer, and register here.
2014 Postsecondary Counseling Institute presented by Kroger
Registration is open for the fourth annual Postsecondary Counseling Institute! If you counsel students on their education options after school, you won’t want to this event. Learn more here.
IYI Media Bytes
IYI Media Bytes makes newsgathering quicker and easier. This free service provides on-demand videos, sound bytes and quotes about timely youth development issues. IYI President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz speaks on new topics each month. Watch the videos and learn more here.
Sam and Jayden's mentoring relationship helps them to see what's really important in life. Watch the video.
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.
You can view all of the PSAs here.
Stat of the Week:
While nearly one-third (32%) of children younger than 18 in Indiana whose parents have some college education are considered low-income, more than eight in ten (85%) of those whose parents have less than a high school degree are low-income.
Source and related resources from IYI's library here.