Youth conference planned

The Indiana Youth Institute will host its annual conference Nov. 28 and 29 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

The conference will focus on youth development, health and safety, learning environments, family and community engagement and program assessment. Several workshops also will address nonprofit management.

Workshops will focus on the impact of social-emotional learning, strategies to address youth mental health issues, poverty impact and many more topics and issues.

In addition to the workshops, the conference will include talks from several writers and leaders. Keynote speakers for the 2017 conference include former foster child and now youth advocate, Ashley Rhodes-Courter. Kevin Carroll, author of the “Red Rubber Ball” book series, will speak Nov. 29.

Conference attendees may register online at through Nov. 14 for the two-day rate of $250 or the one-day rate of $150. After Nov. 14, attendees must register and pay at the event $300 for two days and $175 for one day.

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