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Each year, Youth Frontiers hosts events that support our work and mission. Our goal is to create experiences that encourage connection and community, as well as financially support our crucial work in schools. Here’s a recap of the events we hosted during the 2015-16 school year.READ MORE

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A Note on Perspective

By Joe Cavanaugh, Founder & CEO of Youth Frontiers

Recently, I came across the quote: “We need to not see more rightly, but rather more completely.” How does one do this in our polarized society? We tend to shout about how “right” we are – about political candidates, positions on gun control or bathroom access – and in the process drown out the opinions of those who disagree with us. However, seeing more completely involves listening and remaining open to perspectives differing from our own.READ MORE

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Mission in Motion

By Sarah Barchus, Youth Frontiers’ Communications Specialist

Well, it’s go time, folks! (And no, I don’t mean that as a rally cry for a screen-facilitated scavenger hunt of the Pokémon persuasion.) The clock’s hands have wiped the summery days’ sleep from its face, and now they usher us into the new school year.

At Youth Frontiers, we’ve kept our hands busy preparing for the new school year. As the weather cools, our work heats up, and we could not be more excited to put our mission in motion with the momentum of the fall.READ MORE

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The Teachers’ Lounge Podcast – Chris Pears

The Teachers’ Lounge, a Youth Frontiers podcast hosted by Sally Koering, dives into meaningful topics relevant to teachers, parents and those invested in the growth and well–being of young people. Our 15th episode features a conversation with Chris Pears, an educator and pioneer of career-oriented curriculum in our schools with an emphasis on incorporating soft skills in the classroom.
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20 Books To Jumpstart Your Spring Reading

The turning of seasons from the sleepy cold of winter to the sunshine, warmth and possibility of spring means many things to Midwesterners. For many of us, it reintroduces the season of a quick bike trip to a favorite local brewery or food truck, a Sunday afternoon drive with the windows rolled down and the soundtrack of our adolescence playing in the background and, of course,the return of the much beloved grill days! READ MORE

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Happy New Year from Youth Frontiers!

At our recent “Holiday Holiday” party (pictured above), our staff gathered together – dressed in the style of our favorite holiday and shared an evening of laughs, delicious food and meaningful connection. It was a fun and festive opportunity to come together to celebrate the hard work and successes of 2015 and to also steer our ship excitedly toward all the possibilities of 2016.READ MORE

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