Indiana YouthPro
Indiana YouthPRO Association

Five Core Competencies

5 Core Competencies

Indiana After School Standards

Indiana Afterschool Standards
Indiana Youth Development Credential

Indiana Youth Development Credential
Jessica Kleffman

Jessica Kleffman is the new Executive Director of Indiana YouthPRO.

Learn more about Jessica here.

The application for renewal of the Indiana Youth Development Credential has been updated. Download here.

"The Health and Human Services Department has proposed new national regulations for Child Care Providers who accept Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) vouchers.  The new rules would go into effect in 2016-2017.  Although the proposed regulations are mandated at the federal level, each state would have the ability to improve upon the regulations.  

The proposed regulations involve increased requirements in training for child care providers, including first-aid, CPR, safe sleeping and emergency preparedness training." ... READ MORE HERE >>>>

Indiana YouthPRO Association has set the major goal of increasing the competence of the people working with children through out-of-school-time programs throughout Indiana.

One of the objectives has been to outline a framework for youth worker professional development and training that can be put into action by administrators and front line staff in every part of the state.

The work has included defining six levels of expertise ranging from entry-level exploration to experts focusing on policies and the national movement toward youth worker competency.

"A Professional Development Plan for Indiana’s Youth Workers"

Webinar Series
on the Core Competencies!
Webinar Recordings are available here.

Press Release from IYP: Core Competency Trainings

Did you know?
IYP's Newsletters are archived on our website here.

IYP is now listing conferences and trainings we offer, and those from other youth-serving organizations on this new page.

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Our Mission
To advance the professional practice of youth development.

Indiana YouthPRO Association (YouthPRO) was created in January 2007 to provide a professional organization for individuals and organizations working with school-age youth.

We encourage you to become a member today. Your membership provides YouthPRO the resources to begin its work on a solid footing and provides you with the opportunity to help guide the direction of our work.

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