IYI Monthly Column

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Each month, IYI submits an op-ed newspaper column that runs regularly in the Indianapolis Star and often appears in other newspapers across the state.

2014

IYI Monthly Media

July

The Decline of Youth Sports Leagues
Organized youth sports teams can have a positive effect on healthy youth development, yet participation in youth baseball, football, basketball and soccer leagues declined by 4 percent between 2008-2012. Find out more about the numerous benefits of youth sports participation in this radio interview with WFYI and IYI President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz and in IYI's Monthly Column for July.

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June

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.

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May

Teen Summer Employment
More Indiana teens should be able to find summer employment this year thanks to continued improvement in the labor market. Learn more about the types of companies that are hiring teens, and find out why summer jobs matter, in this WFYI interview with IYI President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz and in IYI's Monthly Column for May.

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April

Mental Health and Suicide
Nearly 20 percent of Hoosier youth have mental health needs, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among Hoosiers between the ages of 15-24. Learn more about suicide risk factors and warning signs, plus what families can do if they suspect a child is suicidal, in IYI's Monthly Column for April.

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March

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 March and in WFYI's radio interview with IYI President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz.

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February

Paying for College
The price tag on a college education may not be as high as you think. Get tips for making college more affordable—no matter your income level—in IYI Monthly Column for February.

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January

Employers and Youth Mentoring
When companies provide paid time off for employees to mentor children and youth, everyone wins. Learn how in IYI Monthly Column for January.

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