For the past 14 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
Great Resources from the Vectren Resource Center
The Because KIDS COUNT Conference offers blocks of time during which the Resource Center is the only activity for attendees—no workshops or speakers are scheduled. We provide six hours of dedicated time for conference-goers to browse the Resource Center.
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.