Summer Jobs and Teens
For teens, a paycheck isn’t the only perk of having a summer job. Summer jobs also help youth learn important work and life skills and gain invaluable confidence and experience. Plus, teen employment can benefit the state as a whole. Learn more about the long-lasting benefits of a summer job in May’s IYI Monthly Column and in this WFYI radio interview with President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz.
Free Webinar: Environmental Health for Kids
Youth workers need to understand how they can create the safest, healthiest environment possible for the children they serve. Learn about the environmental factors that affect children’s health in Indiana, and what youth-serving organizations can do to improve conditions, in our webinar "Understanding the Environmental Health of Young Children" on Wednesday, May 29, from 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT. Learn more and register here.
Latest Issue Brief: Civility Among Today's Youth
Nearly one in three people say that “failing to learn such values as honesty, respect and responsibility” is the number one problem affecting kids, and an overwhelming majority says this problem is widespread. Youth workers and educators have a unique opportunity to teach, model, and allow students to practice behaviors that show respect and courtesy.
Read IYI's newest Issue Brief to find out more about addressing incivility in schools and youth programs.
NEW! Mentor/Mentee Videos
Find out how mentoring changes the lives of both the mentee AND the mentor!
David & Courtney
Our PSAs, featuring mentor/mentee pairs Ja’Quez & Randy and David & Courtney,
show firsthand the power of the mentoring relationship. Check out these videos that introduce each pair.
You can view the rest of the PSAs here.
Ja’Quez & Randy
Stat of the Week:
Marijuana use among Indiana’s high school seniors has been decreasing since 1998, from 46.5% reporting ever having used the drug to 37.5% in 2012.
Source and related resources from IYI's library here.