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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.

Community Collaboration through Volunteering

Teaching kids to find common ground with those who wear a different uniform or come from a different background can manifest more positive outcomes in adulthood. That’s why parents, mentors and volunteers in children’s lives are critical to teaching them how to cope and overcome challenges. Learn more about how the recent Little League World Series provides an example for communities coming together for success in IYI’s Monthly Column for September.

NEW! Regional Training: Postsecondary Pathways: Connecting Education to Careers for Student Success

Postsecondary Pathways is a regionally based 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.

Attend a Postsecondary Pathways event in Lafayette (September 23) or Odon (October 2) for only $10 each! Each event includes a tour of a regional employer and PGPs at no extra cost. Register now

September Webinar: Infant Mortality

A child’s first year of life is the most fragile. In 2012, 556 Hoosier children died prior to their first birthdays—more than one every 16 hours. Get updated data regarding infant mortality and learn about the initiatives the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is implementing to address this important issue.
Learn more and register here.

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.”

Registration is Open 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.

Latest Issue Brief: Teens and Body Image

It is not abnormal for adolescents to find something they don’t like about their bodies, but some body-image concerns may lead to unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Learn more about body image in IYI’s latest Issue Brief, "Uncomfortable in Their Own Skin."

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

29% of Indiana High School Students played video or computer games or used a computer for something that was not school work three or more hours per day 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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