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Indiana Youth Institute

Take a deeper look at school bullying

EAST CHICAGO | According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Indiana high school children are bullied on school property.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Nonprofit youth organizations can apply for IYI grants

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Youth Institute invites community and faith-based nonprofit organizations in Indiana serving children and youth to apply for assistance to improve their current effectiveness and their capacity to serve in the future.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Youth workers learn tai chi as a stress reducer

Youth workers learn tai chi as a stress reducer

Brian Thompson, from B-Fit, B New 4 Life, leads participants in Free Flowing tai chi Wednesday during a forum hosted by the Indiana Youth Institute.

June 25, 2014 5:34 pm
Youth workers learn tai chi as a stress reducer

Youth workers learn tai chi as a stress reducer

Brian Thompson, from B-Fit, B New For Life, leads participants in Free Flowing tai chi Wednesday during a forum hosted by the Indiana Youth Institute.

June 25, 2014 5:33 pm
Youth workers learn tai chi as a stress reducer

Youth workers learn tai chi as a stress reducer

Brian Thompson, founder of B-Fit, B New 4 Life demonstrates Tai-Chi movements Wednesday during the Indiana Youth Institute forum designed to help people who work with children and adults find ways to rejuvenate themselves. The forum was interactive and taught attendees flowing motion tai chi.

June 25, 2014 5:28 pm

Agencies learn to find, present local data

MERRILLVILLE | Representatives of local agencies on Wednesday learned ways to use and present data to improve grant applications and better communicate their message to their audience.

April 23, 2014 5:10 pm

IYI offers in-depth look at child well-being in Lake County

MERRILLVILLE | Lake County’s child poverty rate is higher than Indiana's, according to the KIDS COUNT in Indiana Data Book, and statistics also show that the rate of free and reduced-price lunch usage, along with the use of food stamps, has increased over the past four years.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Response to teen suicides heightens awareness

More than 200 Lake Central High School students brought a sharp focus on suicides March 31 with their sit-in at the school, staged to protest school officials not speaking out to the student body about the suicide of a former student. A few days afterward, a second teen — this one a classmat…

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

Children face difficulties in raising themselves out of poverty

Although America is the land of opportunity, a Harvard University study contends that may not be the case for every child.

March 19, 2014 8:00 pm
Porter County seeing increase in kids in poverty

Porter County seeing increase in kids in poverty

VALPARAISO | Children in Porter County fare better than the state average in most statistical areas, but the number of those in poverty has increased dramatically in the past few years.

March 13, 2014 2:35 pm Photos

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Experts offer one-day training options for youth workers Tuesday

MERRILLVILLE | Four nationally-renowned trainers will present workshops Tuesday to help those who work with children, thanks to the Indiana Youth Institute.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs more school counselors

Indiana has one of the nation's worst ratios of school counselors to students.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am

Institute: High school counselors overworked, undereducated

There is a crisis in high school counseling, according to Indiana Youth Institute leaders.

January 12, 2014 8:55 pm

EDITORIAL: Mentors can help scholars succeed

The 21st Century Scholars program aims to help low-income, at-risk children get a college education so they can break the cycle of poverty. That's easier said than done.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am
Training mentors for 21st Century Scholars

Training mentors for 21st Century Scholars

While most Hoosier students in the 21st Century Scholars program graduate high school and attend college, a study indicates only about 1 in 10 of those scholars graduate from college on time.

December 25, 2013 10:30 pm

Mentor training aims at 21st Century Scholars graduation rates

GARY | More than 100,000 Indiana students participate in the 21st Century Scholars program, but while these students graduate high school and attend college at a higher rate than Hoosiers overall, just slightly more than one in 10 students in the program graduate from college on time, accord…

October 30, 2013 12:50 pm

Free, reduced lunch numbers increasing

More than 40 percent of Indiana school children participate in the free or reduced-price lunch program, up 27 percent since 2004, and still not every eligible child is enrolled.

October 21, 2013 7:00 pm Related
Mass. company to lead strategic planning for Indiana schools

Mass. company to lead strategic planning for Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | A Massachusetts company was chosen Wednesday over two Indiana organizations to guide the State Board of Education's strategic planning process.

October 09, 2013 5:45 pm Related

Forum offers tips to help youth-serving nonprofits find funding

EAST CHICAGO |  Funders are savvy, which means youth-serving organizations need to take a more strategic approach to securing money for their missions.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am

Michigan City minister uses fitness, nutrition to help youths

MERRILLVILLE | According to a 2011 Kaiser Family Foundation study, 32 percent of Indiana children ages 10 to 17 are considered overweight or obese.

September 10, 2013 6:52 pm
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