NEW! Regional Training: Postsecondary Pathways: Connecting Education to Careers for Student Success
In partnership with Indiana employers, the Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL), the Educational Workforce Innovation Network (EWIN), and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Youth Institute is proud to present Postsecondary Pathways: Connecting Education to Careers for Student Success.
Postsecondary Pathways is a regionally based discussion among K-12 educators, corporations, employers, youth-serving professionals, and state and regional government agencies about how best to connect Hoosier students with the education and careers that fit their skills and interests.
Attend a Postsecondary Pathways event in Lafayette (September 23) or Odon (October 2) for only $10 each! Each event includes a tour of a regional employer and PGPs at no extra cost. Register now.
Deadline Extended! Apply Today for an Organizational Effectiveness Grant
New! With funding provided by the Ball Brothers Foundation, IYI invites community and faith-based youth-serving nonprofit organizations to apply for assistance to improve their current effectiveness and their capacity to serve in the future. Grantees are limited to organizations within Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Jay, Madison, Grant, and Blackford counties. Apply by Thursday, September 11 at 12:00pm EDT.
View the request for proposals here.
Parents need not wait until their child’s first school year to start receiving special education services. Under federal law, children as young as 3-years-old are eligible for a special education assessment from their local public school district. This is true even if parents intend on homeschooling or enrolling their child in a private or parochial school. Find out more about special education in this radio interview with WFYI and IYI President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz and in IYI's Monthly Column for August.
Registration is Open for the 2014 Because Kids Count Conference!
Secure your spot today! Register now for the 2014 BKCC in Indianapolis. You won’t want to miss this year’s keynote speakers (Leigh Anne Tuohy and Dr. Lonise Bias), workshops and networking activities. Learn more and register here.
Free August Webinar: Strengthening Soft Skills Among Our Youth
Join us on Wednesday, August 27 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT/12:00pm-1:30pm CDT for a free webinar, “Strengthening Soft Skills Among Our Youth.” Get more details and register here.
Latest Issue Brief: Teens and Body Image
It is not abnormal for adolescents to find something they don’t like about their bodies, but some body-image concerns may lead to unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Learn more about body image in IYI’s latest Issue Brief, "Uncomfortable in Their Own Skin."
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:
In Indiana public schools (K-12), 14.8% of students were enrolled in Special Education in SY 2014.
Source and related resources from IYI's library here.