Learn about youth trends at seminar

The Indiana Youth Institute will host a seminar to help educators, counselors, youth workers and others from across Brown County learn more about what’s going on with young people in the community, based on its 2016 Kids Count data book.

The forum will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at the Brown County Community Foundation, 209 N. Van Buren St.

IYI Vice President of Programs Julie Whitman will provide the most up-to-date information about youth trends in Brown County, such as drug use, poverty, education and health information.

Participants will learn how to make sense of the data compiled by IYI and how to find the most reliable numbers. This information can be used to write grant proposals, understand trends among youth and plan programs to address potential issues in Brown County.

As part of IYI’s Youth Worker Café program, the seminar and lunch are free, but reservations are required. RSVP at iyi.org/YWC.

Youth Worker Cafés are designed to bring together local youth workers to build relationships and inspire collaborations that will benefit children. For more information, contact IYI Central Outreach Manager Lela Smith at lsmith@iyi.org.