I wanted my second mini-marathon to have meaning. Donate today to help me raise money for the Indiana Youth Institute, supporting local kids
Your support directly impacts youth workers throughout Indiana. With your help IYI will be able to make even more stories, like those below, possible.
Praise for the Indiana Youth Institute:
My favorite part of Drive of Your Life was finding out about the courses I'll need to take and the skills I'll need to have for my career. I am interested in becoming a software designer or game designer.
— 7th Grader, Marion County
As parents who live paycheck to paycheck, I am just glad [Trip to College] is here. I like the timeline and calculating how the small amount of savings we can do will add up. The key tips areas were very helpful. I would not have known when to start applying for some of the "free" money she could qualify to receive. Thank you for helping out the little guys to give our child the chance to rise above!
—Vanderburgh County parent
IYI’s consulting services allowed us to develop a strategic plan that is now helping guide our growth and programming. We are more focused, have a better sense of our mission, and a clearer vision for the future.
— Tim Streett, Executive Director, Jireh Sports, Indianapolis, Marion County
With the grant money I received from IYI, I attended a conference on bullying prevention. At the conference I learned ways to help students feel like they belong and how they are responsible for the social climate we have at our school. The information I gained from this workshop is helping over 700 students feel safer when they come to school. Since attending this workshop and implementing some of the strategies, the amount of bullying taking place at our school has decreased by 5%. Our students are learning how to teach each other better and how to stand up for victims of bullying. Thank you so much for the grant!
— Anonymous, Central Indiana
The facts have a great impact when presented to the general public & they validate children’s issues. I love being able to present your data -- you are a reputable source & give credence to the information I share.
— Barb Dingleldein, Child Advocate Team Program, Logansport, Cass County
I am 55 years old and this is the best conference I have ever been to! It makes me want to be a Youth Worker for another year!
— Anonymous comment from Kids Count Conference evaluations
I contacted IYI’s Help Line for assistance with funding sources to implement a youth program for children who have witnessed domestic violence. The service was fantastic!!! I didn't know it existed, and was beyond my expectations! The fund research study was very comprehensive and provided many possible funding sources! Thanks, IYI!!!!
— Judy House, Executive Director, Fresh Start of Indiana, Indianapolis, Marion County
All Indiana children and youth will attain five critical elements of healthy youth development: