Indiana Youth Pro is a professional development organization for youth workers in Indiana. The IYD mission is:
To advance the professional practice of youth development.
YouthPRO Guiding Values:
- The profession of caring for and developing young people is essential to the growth and development of healthy communities throughout the state of Indiana
- Highly trained, well-skilled and caring youth workers lead to excellent programs and services for Indiana’s youth
- High retention of qualified youth workers will occur as a result of universally-recognized career paths with continual opportunity for advancement; and pay and benefits commensurate with experience and education
- Youth workers are able to be more successful when they collaborate, cooperate, and support one another rather than work in isolation
- A positive community of peers is foundational to attracting, retaining and sustaining quality youth workers