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.

  • Peggys family was a huge help to her when she was sick

    Help: The Art of Just Showing Up

    By Peggy Bell, Youth Frontiers School Relations Assistant About a month ago I traveled to Tucson, Ariz., to gather with family and friends for my father’s funeral service. The pastor said something that has stayed with me, and I want to share it with you.......

  • small-group leader leads discussion on a Kindness Retreat

    Small-group leader best practice: connect first

    By Sarah Gavigan, Youth Frontiers Communication Specialist The first thing Shyla* noticed as she walked into the Kindness Retreat® was the noise of the room. It was a Tuesday and the day had just begun for Deephaven Elementary, but the fifth-graders were chatting like they had a......

  • Show your gratitude

    Stories are gateways to gratitude

    By Sarah Gavigan, Youth Frontiers Communications Specialist Each year, Thanksgiving reminds us to give voice to our gratitude for the people and the experiences that elevate our lives. We say thanks countless times around this holiday – heck, we can’t even mention the holiday without......

  • Imposter Syndrome

    Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    By Megan Deutschman, Teacher Frontiers Project Manager “70 percent of successful people feel like imposters or fakes about their work at some point in their careers” (Bohart, 2015). My first week of class was typical: introductions and syllabi. I was excited to finally be realizing......

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
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    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