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.

Big Mentor on Campus

With the start of the spring semester, many parents, teachers and students alike are focused on one thing: graduation. But how can we help students get there? How can we support them once they’ve crossed that finish line? Mentoring can play a huge role in helping students reach graduation and keeping them on track through the college years, especially when it comes to 21st Century Scholars. Learn about how critical extra support is for low-income or first-generation college students, and the difference a mentor can make in this radio interview with WFYI and IYI President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz and in IYI’s Monthly Column for January.

Plus, check out information on how to help celebrate National Mentoring Month here.

Connecting Education to Careers for Student Success

Registration is open for 2015 Postsecondary Pathways! Join the 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.

Register today for our event in Batesville on February 11 or Muncie on February 18 and check back for more 2015 Postsecondary Pathways throughout the year!

Trainings from Industry Leaders in Six Locations Across the State

Registration is open for IYI’s Spring Trainingsin six cities throughout in Indiana. Don’t miss four all-new sessions on developing resiliency in youth, identifying SAFE mentors, achieving your fundraising goals and setting up youth for college and career success.

Find more information on the 2015 Spring Trainings speakers, sessions and locations on our training flyer and register today.

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

More than one in ten Indiana children have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD (11.7%).

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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