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Profiles: Youth

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Youth First, Inc.

Youth First, Inc.

Youth First, Inc. exists to transform and strengthen the lives of young people and their families. We embed specially trained and closely supervised Master’s level social workers (MSW’s) in schools and provide evidence-based prevention programs for youth, families, and communities. Our free-of-charge behavioral health services and programs prevent substance abuse, improve family relationships, and develop essential life skills. Using a blend of funding streams, Youth First provides a systematic, accountable,

Indiana Youth Institute

Indiana Youth Institute

The Indiana Youth Institute provides capacity-building programs and resources for the state’s youth workers and nonprofit youth-serving organizations, including schools, across all 92 counties in Indiana. The institute is also an outspoken advocate for healthy youth development throughout the State.  

Lampion Center

Lampion Center

Every child and adult needs and deserves support, love, encouragement, safety, and an opportunity to thrive; A chance to achieve their personal potential and make a difference in the world.  Lampion Center’s approach to “relationship development” strengthens their impact with Clients, the service of their Board members, their Collaborative Network, and the retention and resilience of their Staff as they meet the needs of their community.  

Chaucie’s Place

Chaucie’s Place

Chaucie’s Place is a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County that focuses on the prevention of child sexual abuse and youth suicide. Chaucie’s Place educates both children and adults through its prevention and education programs Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™, Stewards of Children® and Lifelines®youth suicide prevention program.  

Dunes Learning Center

Dunes Learning Center

Dunes Learning Center has utilized marketing and outreach campaigns to make the “best kept secret” of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore more accessible.  

Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington

Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington

An organization that gets a reputation for doing collaborative partnerships well will be sought after by others. “People now come to us to partner,” comments Mr. Baldwin, “When you become an organization that does a nice job with partnerships then people choose to come your way.” When greater opportunities become available to your organization, then greater opportunities become available to those you serve.  

Hamilton County Youth Association

Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program operates under the authority of the juvenile court judge to step in early with at-risk students and connect them with local services tailored to their needs. Though a government-affiliated program, the big obstacle, however, is its complete lack of government funding. Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program’s solution is six volunteer boards (each with its own 501c3 designation) associated with geographical areas of Hamilton County that

Project Leadership

Project Leadership

In 2007, Project Leadership received a startling statistic about the number of Grant County students taking advantage of Indiana’s 21st-Century Scholars Program: 16%. Although a fantastic opportunity, the state-wide program needed a county-based, local approach to getting students enrolled. Project Leadership utilized partnerships and prioritized getting kids signed up, while also designing curriculum and mentorship opportunities for students to stay focused and academically successful.  

Boys and Girls Club Evansville

Boys and Girls Club Evansville

Providing character development programs for school aged children; this club has partnered with area businesses to ensure at-risk students have access to necessary educational resources. Their qualified staff guide the students through programming that encourages a love for learning, creativity, and good citizenship.  

Muncie P3

Muncie P3

The purpose of the MuncieP3 program is to ensure that all program children are proficient in reading by grade 3.  Guided by a commitment to early education, and to the vision that collaborative partnerships between schools, families, and communities can maximize the promise and potential of every child, MP3 has seen marked success.  

Youth Opportunity Center

Youth Opportunity Center

Good reading skills are essential for every child to succeed in life and current research has shown a pattern in youth with court involvement being reluctant and/or struggling readers.  Youth Opportunity Center, in collaboration with Ball State University, is developing a Reading Program to address this issue. The results of this study, with voluntary participants,  has the potential to influence programs across the nation and YOC could immediately begin to