For the past 13 years, the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) has hosted the largest gathering of youth workers and educators in the Midwest. The Because Kids Count Conference is a two-day, first-class conference experience packed with educational workshops, nationally recognized speakers, a resource tradeshow and amazing networking opportunities. For youth workers, time is an incredibly valuable resource. That’s why we’ve designed our conference to efficiently connect quality information and resources with the people who will use them every single day.
A valuable professional development experience
- Offering more than 70 workshops
- Addressing the five core competencies that outline best practices for individuals who work with youth, plus nonprofit management.
- Recruiting national speakers to cover the topics you want most:
- Working with kids
- Parent engagement strategies
- Nonprofit management/organizational sustainability and much more!
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- Visit with nearly 100 exhibitors
- Network with peers
- Purchase books from your favorite conference speakers
- Attend book signings with the featured speakers
- Take home practical resources
Nonprofits need leaders who think strategically and who effectively engage staff, board members, funders, and partners. The Leadership Institute is an intensive professional development experience designed especially for executive directors, board members, and senior staff. The Leadership Institute will provide your leadership team with the tools needed to increase the sustainability of your organization. Beginning the afternoon of December 1 and running through December 2, the day-and-a-half long Leadership Institute still allows time to take part in other conference activities.
The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions and communities that impact their well-being.
With more than 1,500 attendees, the Because Kids Count
Conference attracts participants from 90% of the counties
in Indiana as well as surrounding states.
Because Kids Count Conference attendees represent:
ï¿½ More than 1,000 nonprofit and for-profit organizations
ï¿½ More than 100,000 youth
Of the 2013 conference attendees surveyed:
ï¿½ 98% would recommend the Because Kids Count Conference to others
ï¿½ 99% stated they gained skills and/or knowledge
ï¿½ 89% believe what they learned at the conference will improve
outcomes for kids with whom they work
ï¿½ 67% anticipate they or their organization will purchase program
development/instructional materials or program supplies such as arts
and crafts, project packs, and/or athletic equipment within the next year
ï¿½ 42% anticipate they or their organization will seek out information about field trip destinations, camps, specialty schools, treatment services,
and/or family services within the next year
ï¿½ 36% anticipate they or their organization will seek out nonprofit
management assistance within the next year
ï¿½ 34% anticipate they or their organization will purchase technology
The Because Kids Count Conference is a fantastic venue to market any product or service that supports youth work and nonprofit
Itï¿½s a great opportunity to unveil new products and services and an effective way to reach decision-makers. We offer multiple levels of
sponsorship designed to meet the distinctive needs of your organization.