Indiana Youth Institute
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.
At least a dozen organizations across Indiana will have the opportunity to serve more children, youth or families or improve their effectiveness through a grant program offered by the Indiana Youth Institute.
Too many Hoosiers — especially high school graduates and their parents — are not aware of the options available to improve their job prospects.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education plans to step up its outreach to school guidance counselors this fall to help better prepare Hoosier students for careers or college.
On June 12, House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President David Long hope to override Gov. Mike Pence's veto of House Enrolled Act 1546.
MERRILLVILLE | About 19 percent of Indiana high school students have considered attempting suicide in the past year and almost 14 percent made a plan about how they would commit suicide, according to 2011Youth Risk Behavior survey.
While the nation's job market slowly is warming up, the summer months might not be so hot for teen employment.
MERRILLVILLE | The president and chief executive officer of the Indiana Youth Institute emphasized the organization's goal to promote the healthy development of young people, not just in the state capital but also in Northwest Indiana.
You know the proverb: Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life. Yet even overworked cliches capture the collective wisdom of generations of human experience. When equipped with knowledge, a person's life can improve immeasurably.
Indiana's rising high school graduation rate, which increased from 76 percent in 2006 to 85 percent in 2010, is tempered by the fact that some students are not making the grade.
A serious problem is rising for vulnerable Hoosier children, but so is the opportunity to help.
EAST CHICAGO | English language learners are one of the fastest-growing segments of the school-age population, which opens up the need to create learning environments to help those students improve their language skills.
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