Sponsored by Lumina Foundation.


Sponsored by Lumina Foundation.

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.

Onsite Registration Still Available for the 2014 Because KIDS COUNT® Conference presented by Pacers Foundation

If you have not registered but would still like to attend the 2014 Because KIDS COUNT Conference presented by Pacers Foundation, onsite registration will be available for $175. Please arrive promptly at 7:30am EDT on Tuesday, December 2 to register onsite.

You won’t want to miss this year’s keynote speakers (Leigh Anne Tuohy and Dr. Lonise Bias), workshops and networking activities. Learn more here.

Latest 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.”

Feeding the World

A profession in agriculture may not have been your student’s first career choice, but in a challenging job market, he or she might want to reconsider. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has ranked the Hoosier State among the nation’s top five producing states for everything from chickens to eggs, corn to popcorn and tomatoes to cantaloupe. With that kind of national production, job security is implied, and the agriculture industry has a career opportunity for everyone. Learn about how your student could marry their passion for marketing, computer technology or science with this booming industry in IYI’s Monthly Column for November by IYI’s President and CEO, Bill Stanczykiewicz.

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

One in seven (13.9%) Indiana families reported having trouble paying or not being able to pay their child’s medical bills in 2012.

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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