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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

The Flood Zone

The Flood Zone 1 in 6 children meet the criteria for a mental health disorder. By adulthood that number will double. By Allison Edwards     In 2019, the World Happiness Organization reported the United States was the least happy it has ever been. One of the reporters said, “By most accounts, Americans should be happier now than ever. The…

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Jenny Simmons Helps Teach Children (and Adults) It’s Okay to Say No

Jenny Simmons Helps Teach Children (and Adults) It’s Okay to Say No An interview with Jenny Simmons.     Saying No is hard work, even for adults. It can be tough to teach anyone when it’s okay to say no. Jenny Simmons wants to help children and adults know that you can say no, and it’s absolutely okay. We had…

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Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss

Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss To help students cope with grief you need two important tools: your heart and high quality resources. By Laura Oathout, found on Music City Counselor     I’ll never forget the phone call from my best friend, my precious student DeShawn’s kindergarten teacher. She explained, through tears, that DeShawn and his sweet older…

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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.

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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”