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.

  • Friendship

    The definition of friendship

    By Patty Beadle, Youth Frontiers’ Director of External Relations We’ve talked a lot about “seeing the other more completely” at Youth Frontiers for the past year, but the crux of this idea is not new to us. Like all of our annual themes at YF,......

  • YFLC Group

    I will lead.

    “I am a leader.” On paper, it’s a simple phrase. Spoken aloud by hundreds of 11th-grade students from schools across an entire community, it’s deeply moving. At any Youth Frontiers Leadership Conference (YFLC), the air reverberates with these declarations of character. All students in attendance......

  • Hannah Merlo

    Wisconsin Character Award Winner – Hannah Merlo

    Each year, the Youth Frontiers Character Award honors students who stand out as exceptional leaders among their peers. During the 2016-17 school year, we honored two students with this award including Hannah Merlo, who at the time was a senior at Waterford Union High School....

  • Samantha HoangLong

    Minnesota Character Award Winner – Samantha HoangLong

    Each year, the Youth Frontiers Character Award honors students who stand out as exceptional leaders among their peers. During the 2016-17 school year, we honored two students with this award including Samantha HoangLong, who at the time was a senior at Burnsville High School....

PODCAST
 
 

Our 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
  • Karen Atkinson Headshot
    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