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Learn More about Mentoring in Media Bytes  
The Indiana Youth Institute is excited to offer its Media Bytes to mentors, mentoring organizations and others interested in mentoring. This free service offers you on-demand videos, sound bytes and quotes about mentoring that make newsgathering quicker and easier. IYI President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz speaks on various mentoring topics throughout the year.  Each video has a brief description of the topic as well as time codes to sound bytes of interest.  Please feel free to use the Media Bytes for evergreen sound and video at any time.

Mayors and Mentoring
Three Indiana mayors are incorporating the same strategy into their efforts to promote youth, community and economic development: mentoring. Learn about how mentoring can have a powerful positive effect on children and communities in this interview with WFYI and IYI President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz and in IYI's Monthly Column for June.

Indiana Quality Mentoring Standards
The Indiana Quality Mentoring Standards outline best practices for high-quality youth mentoring programs.  This free resource will help ensure that youth across Indiana get the support they need to succeed in school, work and life.  Download the Standards today.


Employers and Youth Mentoring
When companies provide paid time off for employees to mentor children and youth, everyone wins. Learn how in IYI's Monthly Column for January and in WFYI's radio interview with IYI President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz. 

Mentoring PSAs
These clips show the tremendous impact mentoring can have on mentors and mentees alike. Check them out today! You can view all of of the PSAs here.

Sam and Jayden

Mentor Pair Sam & Jayden

Steve, Josh and Jacob

Three Generations


Featured Partners

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            Foundation USA Funds Indiana Commission for Higher Education


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The most important resource you have is time. And, quality time with a caring adult can make a lasting difference in a child’s life. When you become a mentor, you will help a child or a teenager get the support and encouragement they need to succeed in life. By mentoring a young person just one hour each week, you can:

  • Improve academic and study skills
  • Help a child discover new talents and ambitions
  • Provide moral support and confidence
  • Change a child’s life for the better

“We can change the world, one child at a time.” Elizabeth Walker (Mentor)

“I knew I was making a difference for the child I was mentoring, but it also made me feel like I was really giving something back. I loved that feeling.” Steve Hamilton (Mentor)

96% of existing mentors would recommend mentoring to others. – 2005 Mentoring in America

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