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Indiana Youth Works

Indiana Youth Works was founded in 2010 as an initiative to help tackle the issues of youth unemployment in the state. For several years the initiative helped many youth successfully gain long term employment. In 2017, Indiana Youth Works joined forces with Bikersinc and went from being an initiative to a full fledged program.

Together, Indiana Youth Works and Bikersinc helped prepare even more teens and young adults for the slowly recovering economy with stronger mentorship. These efforts eventually spun off as the economy recovered and more youth were going back into the workforce.

As times changed, so did Indiana Youth Works. Though the program initially started off with helping youth in the struggling economy post Recession, it has evolved to become more than that one focus.

Indiana Youth Works Objectives

To borrow the words of Charles Schulz, the beloved Peanuts cartoonist, “There is no greater burden than great potential.”

Indiana Youth Works has set its focus on fostering other youth organizations who are just starting out so that youth all over Indiana can enjoy the help that empowered initiatives can offer.

Open Enrollment

Indiana Youth Works is pleased to announce that it is open to applicants for Fiscal Sponsorship for 2019. Applications must be sent in by September 28, 2018. The group that is applying must fall under our areas of interest and mission parameters for Indiana Youth Works. Groups must be in the State of Indiana, however first preference are for groups that operate in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area.

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Student Space Program

West Lafayette, Indiana (August 10, 2018) — Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics has made Launchboxes available to schools for students to conduct space experiments. The small aluminum boxes have already proven successful in a zero-gravity experiment.

Professor Steven Collicott recently finished a two-year project with Cumberland Elementary School second-graders in West Lafayette, in which they used the…

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