Provide schools with experiences that inspire character, civility and community.


Our next generation of leaders is grounded in character.
Youth Frontiers was founded in 1987
9 out of 10 schools bring us back each year
775 schools work with YF each year
Do you know of someone who is 18-22 years old and is unsure about what to do this fall?

Character Academy LogoCharacter Academy is a 10-week cohort experience that will challenge participants to become a leader of character. Members of Character Academy will go through a series of half-day workshops on topics such as Confidence, Compassion, Courage and Adaptability.

Character matters.
We believe it can and must be inspired.

Watch our manifesto video.

From the Principal of Pilgrim Park Middle School, Elm Grove, Wis.:

“After the retreat, our students were electrified with excitement over how to improve themselves and act with courage. We are confident this has impacted their lives outside school, too.”
Retreat Facilitator, Jake, speaking about Courage at a seventh-grade Courage Retreat.