Indiana Youth Institute
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Although America is the land of opportunity, a Harvard University study contends that may not be the case for every child.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | Four nationally-renowned trainers will present workshops Tuesday to help those who work with children, thanks to the Indiana Youth Institute.
Indiana has one of the nation's worst ratios of school counselors to students.
There is a crisis in high school counseling, according to Indiana Youth Institute leaders.
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.
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.
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…
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Massachusetts company was chosen Wednesday over two Indiana organizations to guide the State Board of Education's strategic planning process.
EAST CHICAGO | Funders are savvy, which means youth-serving organizations need to take a more strategic approach to securing money for their missions.
MERRILLVILLE | According to a 2011 Kaiser Family Foundation study, 32 percent of Indiana children ages 10 to 17 are considered overweight or obese.
MERRILLVILLE | In response to the issue of rising childhood obesity, the Indiana Youth Institute is hosting a forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Geminus Corporation, 8400 Louisiana St., that will explore how to create fitness first environments for children.
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