Indiana Youth Institute


For three decades, the Indiana Youth Institute has supported the youth services field through innovative trainings, critical data, and capacity-building resources, aiming every effort at increasing the well-being of all children.  IYI believes that every child counts. When children experience the conditions to thrive, to reach their full potential, our families, communities and state benefit. We believe in the power of collaboration and partnership, knowing that the ever-changing issues faced by children and youth cannot be tackled in silos. The success of youth-serving professionals and organizations is amplified when connected with other dedicated partners. We believe in constant learning and innovation. Our work is not finished until every child, in every part of our state, is safe, well-educated, healthy and supported by caring adults.


  • (Added 9/22/23): IYI Weekly Update
  • (Added 9/18/23): IYI Weekly Update
  • (Added 9/18/23 Bre Brown, Warren Central HS): The Girl Coalition of Indiana, in partnership with the Indiana Youth Institute, has just released a groundbreaking report on the realities girls face in our state – and the findings may shock you. The data for Indiana shows that we are not prioritizing their well-being.The Girl Coalition of Indiana is a statewide, girl-focused social innovation startup inspired by the six Girl Scout Councils currently serving girls across Indiana. Girl Co. seeks to enable every girl in Indiana to live her best life physically, academically, emotionally, and socially. In partnership with Girl Scouts, Girl Co. advocates for systemic change to provide accessible and equitable experiences for every girl, starting with conducting, sharing, and acting on annual research of the state of Indiana girls.
    • To learn more about how you can stand with Indiana girls:
      • Read the press release
      • Watch the informational video
      • Download the 2023 Indiana Girl report: which helps the Girl Coalition of Indiana with their mission and the data is relevant to all of us as educators and school counselors in Indiana.
      • Sign up to join the advocacy movement
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