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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 Latest in Youth Issues

Promoting Growth Mindset

Promoting Growth Mindset Cultures Can Help Kids Find Their Inner Hero By Lisa King: School Counselor, Speaker, and Author of “Be Your Own Hero.”   When I first heard Carol Dweck’s TED Talk, I felt like she came out of the screen and grabbed me. Not literally, but go with me here. Her words about the ‘power of yet’ and…

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Surviving Back-to-School Behavior

We know what you’re thinking… “How will my students act after a long winter break? According to the Responsive Classroom, “more fidgety, more talkative, and more restless,” are all behaviors you will see in your classroom on the first week back to school—but don’t hit the door running too soon. Here are three strategies you can use to get your…

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Why are our teens so angry?

Why Are Our Teens So Angry? – Emotions in Disguise – By Janet M Bender, M.Ed. Did you know that a recent Harvard study revealed that an alarming 1 in 12 teens has an anger disorder? In fact, angry feelings turned inward (toxic, suicidal) or outward (spiteful, hostile), create a perfect storm for harmful behaviors among today’s youth and in…

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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”