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 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.
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 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 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 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 use our voice to amplify the voices of others to inspire action that will create measurable and positive change.
We elevate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to tackle structural barriers rooted in racial, ethnic, and gender inequities.