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.

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


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.

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

Children and teenagers in low-income households have lower rates of participation in after school activities (65%) than their affluent peers (92.7%)

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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