Resources

We want our character message to extend well beyond the retreat day. Youth Frontiers resources help you inspire character in the kids you care about.
NEWSLETTERS

The YF Educator is a bi-monthly e-newsletter for educators and school staff that provides articles, podcasts and tips on developing character in your students and building positive community at your school.

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Delivered to you twice a year, this engaging hardcopy piece provides you with resources around character development, gives you a glimpse into what’s new at Youth Frontiers and connects you to the students and educators we serve.

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This weekly email includes thought-provoking quotes, images and videos designed to inspire us to make our world better. Geared toward students, but applicable to all, this email is great for classroom morning meetings or personal inspiration.

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BLOG
 
The Character Movement
 

The Character Movement blog is a collection of our experiences and stories as an organization that cares about kids. The Character Movement is geared toward parents, educators and anyone else who is invested in the character development of today’s young people. Blog posts are written by Joe Cavanaugh (Founder & CEO), other Youth Frontiers staff and guest bloggers.

  • What if we drew inspiration from a subway violinist?

    By Tony Lehr, Youth Frontiers Retreat Musician When did our daily rhythms become so comfortable that we hesitate to break them, even for a moment? How rarely do we choose to stray from our routinized path, as we take step after step each day? Why do we......

  • Monticello students participated in a Respect Retreat and the YFLC

    It starts with respect

    By Sarah Barchus, Youth Frontiers Communications Specialist At Monticello High School, it all starts with respect. For the second year in a row, Monticello has held a Respect Retreat® for ninth graders on the first day of school. The Respect Retreat helps new students get......

  • Joe's meeting with F.W. de Klerk in South Africa

    A Lesson in Empathy from South Africa’s F.W. de Klerk

    By Joe Cavanaugh, Youth Frontiers Founder and CEO This school year, with the support of our Board of Directors, I’ve been able to step back and spend time in some fascinating places with the intent to “see the other more completely” and build the vision......

  • The Intersection

    By Todd Hansen, Director of Programs and Experiences Dear Reader, Our school retreats are the heart of what we do at Youth Frontiers (YF), but for those who haven’t experienced one, they can be challenging to conceptualize. Individuals new to YF often draw from what......

PODCAST
 
 

The Youth Frontiers’ Podcast, The Teachers’ Lounge, brings us into a conversation about how we can create school communities where our kids can thrive – not just academically, but socially and emotionally as well. Host Sally Koering sits down with educators, artists, actors and researchers to have casual conversations that help energize and sustain teachers in their work to create positive school communities. As they say: However the teachers’ lounge goes, so goes the school community. Join us as we chat – sharing insights, challenges, triumphs and journeys in the incredible adventure of teaching.

  • Episode 015: Chris Pears
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    Episode 014: Dr. Charlene Myklebust
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    Episode 013: Karen Atkinson
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    Episode 012: Beth Hawkins
  • Episode 011: Jim McCorkell
  • Episode 010: Brenda Cassellius
  • Episode 009: Suzanne Hince
  • Episode 008: Joe Schmit
  • Episode 007: Dr. David Walsh
  • Episode 006: R.T. Rybak
  • Episode 005: Nathan Eklund
  • Episode 004: Scott Butler
  • Episode 003: Linda Baughman-Terry
  • Episode 002: Erin Walsh
  • Episode 001: Jim Becker