Counseling Initiative

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IYI is a trusted partner for your school's or district's future.


IYI is a technical assistance provider for the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 students, a project funded through Lilly Endowment Inc. The Counseling Initiative will award up to $30 million in grants for public school corporations and charter schools in two phases:

Planning Grants: Congratulations to the districts selected for a planning grant!

Implementation Grants: Due May 19, 2017

IYI is currently providing district-specific technical support to 91 districts applying for an implementation grant. IYI can help you create a plan that highlights your students’ needs while incorporating your vision into existing programs and practices. 

Interested in Working with IYI?

Receive more information on the technical assistance IYI offers by browsing our menu of services and completing the intake form below, calling 855-244-7175 or 317-275-9049, or emailing your inquiry to

Project Intake Form
Menu of Services for Grant Implementation and Evaluation
IYI Project Life Cycle
IYI Counseling Initiative Flyer

Frequently Asked Questions about IYI's Technical Assistance

If I didn't select IYI as my technical assistance provider during the planning grant process, can I still work with IYI if my district receives an implementation grant?
Yes! Districts can elect to work with IYI at any point in the process. We encourage you to contact us before grants are awarded so that we can learn about your proposal. 

I'm working with another provider. Can IYI provide assistance for my project?
Yes! IYI has established working relationships with many of the technical assistance providers on the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative, as well as others around the state. We have successfully provided support to districts that are working with more than one provider.

I didn't receive/apply for an implementation grant, but my school is interested in transforming our school counseling program. Can IYI help us?
Yes! IYI offers many free services that can get your school started, and we offer competitive rates for consulting and coaching. Contact us for more details. 

I have other questions about the Lilly Counseling Initiative.
Read the Lilly Counseling Initiative FAQs or contact us at 

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Gain knowledge about the state of Indiana's counseling, education and workforce development.

  • Tap into data and research on best practice comprehensive counseling models. 
  • Evaluate your current counseling programs and leverage the data in your proposals with IYI's survey tools. (Coming soon!)

Training & Education

Improve and expand your existing counseling efforts through high-quality training and education.

  • Understand the grant guidelines and application process through one of six local orientation briefings, informative webinars, and one-on-one coaching. 
  • Receive training on short- and long-term planning for school counseling through fourteen topical Because KIDS COUNT Conference sessions.


Be part of a statewide movement for college and career readiness and social and emotional health.

  • Let IYI's trained school counseling and fundraising experts review your proposal before submitting your application.
  • Leverage IYI's statewide and national network of educators, community leaders and service providers for planning, implementing and sustaining your innovative counseling initiative. 

Comprehensive Counseling Initiative Grant

Review guidelines and FAQs, download your copy of the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative Grant, and view a video presentation from Lilly Endowment.


Lilly Comprehensive Counseling Initiative Webinar: What You Need to Know

Watch a free webinar overview of the Lilly Endowment Comprehensive Counseling Initiative planning and implementation grants with key information on available support.

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High Hopes, Long Odds

This study highlights the important role effective school counseling could play in addressing disparities between career aspirations of Indiana students and their parents’ understanding of how to achieve those aspirations.