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About NCYI

The National Center for Youth Issues (NCYI) is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization providing educational resources, training and support programs to foster the healthy psychosocial, emotional, and physical development of children and youth.

Founded in 1981, NCYI has become known as one of the country’s premier providers of counseling and character education resources. NCYI has served more than 39,000 schools in all 50 states, addressing a comprehensive array of developmental issues facing today’s children.


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The Dynamic Dozen: 12 Tips for Helping Students with Test Taking

Test anxiety is a common occurrence among students. It is natural for young learners to feel anxious and stressed about exams as they are developing academic skills and learning how to cope with pressure. However, test anxiety can be detrimental to their performance, leading to poor grades and negative self-esteem. Therefore, it is crucial to help students ease test anxiety…

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Why Social-Emotional Learning Belongs in School Curriculums

COVID-19 undoubtedly caused a mental health crisis. Young people, especially Black and Hispanic youth, were hit particularly hard during the pandemic, with reports having showed increased levels of depression, anxiety, stress, distress, and substance use. Despite this, young people have historically shown that they feel they are leaving high school without the tools needed to experience success in college. Sixty percent…

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Teacher Burnout: A Growing Problem in Schools

Teacher Burnout: A Growing Problem in Schools The expectations of American teachers are at an all-time high. They’re expected to adapt to a wide range of student learning styles, accommodate special needs students with IEPs and 504s, juggle attendance, plan curriculum, manage parents, and now, deal with the aftermath of lost time with students due to the pandemic. In a 2022…

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NCYI Speakers Bureau

Our speakers provide high quality, engaging professional development t raining for in-service days, workshops, and conferences. Bring the nation’s best to your school or district, and let NCYI handle all the details.

Please click on the topic of interest below to search for speakers, or search alphabetically by speaker name.

For more information or to make arrangements, please call us at 1-866-318-NCYI, or email us.


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“Warmest thanks for coordinating our district’s all-level counselor meeting. This was one of the most highly acclaimed professional learning sessions we have ever offered. The speakers were well prepared, knowledgeable and timely, and the Product Showcase opportunity added a great deal to the counselor’s appreciation of the day.”

– Dianne Thompson –

Office of Advisement & Counseling, Gwinnett County, GA Public Schools

“NCYI takes relationship building to another level! They make us feel as if we’re a member of their family and go the “extra mile” in servicing our district. When planning large in-service events, they take all our stress away… we simply tell them what we want, and they handle the rest! We 100% recommend NCYI.”

– Susan Seng –

Counseling / Testing Supervisor, Shelby County, AL Public Schools

“Of the hundreds of educator conferences I’ve attended over the past several years, those put on by National Center for Youth Issues rank at the very top of the list when it comes to quality and relevance. They feature the top presenters in our field, and attendees go away with valuable skills that can immediately be put to use. It’s no wonder so many participate year after year for an enriching experience.”

– Dr. Hal Urban –

Educator, Speaker and Author of “Life’s Greatest Lessons”