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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.



Internships: Not Just for College Anymore

A familiar workforce strategy is now being offered to high school students while addressing a crucial need in the labor market. Internships help students develop “soft skills” and explore their career interests before they commit to postsecondary education. Learn how one local high school partners with local businesses to offer academic credit to students serving internships during the school day in IYI’s Monthly Column for October and in a WFYI radio interview with IYI's President and CEO, Bill Stanczykiewicz.


September Issue Brief: Infant Mortality

A child’s first year of life is the most fragile. In 2012, 556 Hoosier children died prior to their first birthday. That is more than 3 in 400 infants or one every 16 hours. Learn more about infant mortality in IYI’s latest Issue Brief, “Babies at Risk: Overcoming an Unhealthy Start.”


Register Now for the 2014 Because KIDS COUNT® Conference presented by Pacers Foundation

Secure your spot today! Register now for the 2014 BKCC in Indianapolis. You won’t want to miss this year’s keynote speakers (Leigh Anne Tuohy and Dr. Lonise Bias), workshops and networking activities. Learn more and register here.


October Free Webinar: Youth Violence: Prevention & Intervention

 

This webinar, presented on October 29, 2014, will address what adults can do to prevent children from choosing violence and aggression, which can lead to costly mistakes affecting their futures. It will also address ways to successfully intervene in situations that are trending toward violence and offer solutions to regaining trust and forming partnerships between parents and children as well as teachers and students.
Preregistration is required.


IYI Media Bytes

IYI Media Bytes makes newsgathering quicker and easier. This free service provides on-demand videos, sound bytes and quotes about timely youth development issues. IYI President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz speaks on new topics each month.  Watch the videos and learn more here.


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

27% of Indiana High School Students watched three or more hours per day of TV on an average school day.

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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