Character Academy
Late High Schoolers and Young Adults (ages 16-24)


A cohort-style experience that engages participants to explore their purpose and discover how personal strengths can make our world better. Workshops offered both in-person and virtual.
Character Matters.


It’s what motivates a person to be a force for good.

Character Academy guides young adults through personal development work to help them become people of character and positive changemakers in the world. Participants will go through a series of workshops on topics such as Adaptability, Self-compassion and Purpose designed to equip them with the timeless values needed to navigate the road ahead — whatever their chosen path.
Key Learning Objectives


Change starts within. Guided by Youth Frontiers staff and outside experts, each Character Academy workshop is designed to help participants identify their strengths, engage with their growth opportunities, and acquire the character tools needed to navigate the road of life.


People of character use their gifts to meet the world’s needs. At the end of each session Character Academy participants commit to improving their community by living out and bringing back the value of the workshop to the classroom, home, work and beyond.



We can customize an experience that best fits your group by offering workshops individually or as a series.


Take Care, Give Care


Being a leader can be exhausting. Learn about the importance of self-care and how to cultivate greater self-compassion, a critical trait for effective leaders.


Busyness and the Big Picture


Leaders have a lot on their plate. During this session, participants will learn how to zoom out to see a greater perspective and bring more meaning into their busy lives.


Using Gifts for Good


Purpose gives life meaning. Participants will experience an inspirational lesson that helps them identify their personal gifts and talents in order to serve the world’s greatest needs.


Embrace Change


In this upbeat, on-your-feet workshop, participants will practice the Four Principles of Improvisation, which will build their adaptability muscle.


Be Seen — in Service of Others


Learn tools to combat nerves and summon a sense of power. Skills taught in this session can be carried into the workplace, job interviews, the classroom and beyond.


Putting People First


Successful leaders center those they serve. Participants will learn about the importance of giving their full attention so that they can be present to the people around them.


Focus on Your Gifts


In this session, participants work with a Strengths Coach to discuss the 34 strengths and how those strengths can help to meet goals and define leadership style.


Discover Yourself and Others


Rooted in ancient wisdom, the Enneagram can be used to guide the self and as a way to show compassion. Participants will explore the nine types and learn how to apply this new awareness to their lives.

*personal inventory offering



Cohorts of late high schoolers or young adults, ages 16-24


Virtual or in-person workshops


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