The impact of a Youth Frontiers retreat extends beyond one day.

After the Kindness Retreat, 94 percent of fourth and fifth graders are more confident to help someone who is being picked on.

Students reported a reduction in bullying after the Courage Retreat.

After the Respect Retreat, 85 percent of students show more respect for others who may not share their views.

More educators said they were committed to staying in this profession after the Purpose Retreat.

(Results from independent evaluation of Youth Frontiers retreats. For more evaluation information, download our Evaluation Overview.)

We lead retreats at  775 schools  a year.  


 9 out of 10  bring us back each year.

When my teacher asked me to be a small-group leader for a Youth Frontiers retreat at the middle school, I was surprised. I didn’t always think of myself as a leader, but the kids I met that day were so awesome. I could relate to their stories. I remember what it was like to grow up in the inner city and I know what it is like to have family struggles.


After being a small-group leader, I decided to attend Youth Frontiers’ Leadership Conference. I was challenged to take responsibility for making my school and my community better. The message made a serious impact. This is what I want to do with my life: work with kids and make a difference.


Terrance, student at Omaha North High Magnet School, Omaha, Neb.

“It has helped the school tremendously and it has
definitely had a lasting impact.”

– Tara Klatt, Educator


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When my son, Micah, came home from the Youth Frontiers Courage Retreat, I knew that something was different. Micah told me how his classmate, Jenna, shared about being bullied at school and pleaded with her classmates for it to stop. Micah was so inspired by her courage that he stood up and publicly pledged that if he ever saw someone disrespecting Jenna again, he would stand up for her.


As a mom, I’ve always tried to talk to my kids about treating others as they’d want to be treated. It was the Courage Retreat, though, that helped Micah realize the importance of standing up for others. “Don’t be a bystander!” is the message Micah heard clearly on the retreat and has started to stand up to bullies at school.


Tanika, mother of a student at Highland Park Middle School, St. Paul, Minn.

We’ve impacted more than  1.7 million students  and counting.


St. Cloud Area School District

October 12, 2017

Talahi recently hosted a Kindness Retreat where teachers, volunteers, parents and students learned how to spread kindness. District 742 is teaching kindness so we can all, “Go far together!”


Marshall Independent

October 27, 2017

Speaking out — for yourself and for others — takes courage. That’s one of the things 175 Marshall Middle School seventh-graders learned at the seventh annual Courage Retreat.


KMA Land

October 31, 2017

Some Shenandoah High School students took time out of their usual classes to learn about one subject: respect.


Inside UW-Green Bay News

April 24, 2017

Juniors from 11 area schools will join together for a leadership conference designed to inspire student leaders to step up to address important issues like bullying and disrespect in their schools and personal lives.