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Who We Are
Indiana Youth Institute is a partner and ally to those who serve our state's youth. We educate, equip, and engage others to collectively meet the needs of every Indiana child.
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Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the lives of all Indiana children by strengthening and connecting the people, organizations, and communities that are focused on kids and youth.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a catalyst for healthy youth development and for achieving statewide child success. We strive to create best practices models, provide critical resources, and advocate for policies that result in positive youth outcomes.

Our values
We do it for the kids

We have one goal — to improve the lives of Indiana’s youth. How we do that is always evolving, but the goal never changes.

We create change

We challenge the status quo, seeking and delivering innovative solutions to address today’s youth development issues and encouraging others to join us in our efforts.

We empower our partners and peers

We provide opportunities for others to receive continued education and training, access critical data, and share best practices so that all can benefit from the collective wisdom of IYI, our partners, and peers.

We work together

We believe in the power of collaboration and the strength in partnership, so we look for opportunities to join forces with others and create an environment where connection and collaboration are expected and rewarded.

We advocate for others

We use our voice to amplify the voices of others to inspire action that will create measurable and positive change.

We celebrate diversity and strive for equity

We elevate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to tackle structural barriers rooted in racial, ethnic, and gender inequities.

Our work is focused on four key areas
Empowering youth workers with actionable knowledge and data.
Strengthening youth-serving organizations.
Connecting & convening professionals, leaders, and communities.
Supporting the professional growth and development of youth workers.
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