Youth Frontiers®

Building Community. Inspiring Character.

aka Youth Frontiers, Inc.   |   Minneapolis, MN   |  youthfrontiers.org

Mission

Character matters. It's what moves a person to make responsible decisions despite their fears. It's what leads a person to realize that they matter, that others matter and that everyone's actions matter. It's what motivates a person to be a force for good. At Youth Frontiers (YF), we provide experiences that inspire character, civility and community. We envision a future where our next generation of leaders is grounded in character.

Ruling year info

1988

Founder & CEO

Mr. Joe T. Cavanaugh

Main address

5215 Edina Industrial Blvd. Suite 400

Minneapolis, MN 55439 USA

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EIN

41-1598977

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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Kindness Retreat® / 4th or 5th graders

A high-energy day to give students tools to develop empathy, promote kindness and prevent bullying.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

A day to inspire students to follow their hearts instead of the crowd, use moral courage and make responsible decisions despite their fears.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

A day for students to experience what school would be like if everyone was respected, and to challenge them to respect themselves and others.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

A reflective day for seniors to gain healthy closure on their high school years together and be challenged to finish the year with respect and care.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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, Compassion and Purpose designed to equip them with the timeless values needed to navigate the road ahead — whatever their chosen path.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

A community-building experience that fosters relational trust by transforming school staff into a cohesive team that values and honors each other and the mission of their school.

Population(s) Served
Teachers
Adults

The Purpose Retreat gives educators time and space to rediscover the motivation that originally inspired them to enter the noble profession of education. Educators will remember and share defining moments in their careers and leave the retreat committed to following “their music” and giving the best of themselves to their students.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Teachers

Everybody knows that carbon (C), hydrogen (H), nitrogen (N) and oxygen (O) are basic elements — the building blocks of life. In this dynamic virtual series, we explore the building blocks of an engaged educator’s life: perspective (Pe), curiosity (Cu), compassion (Co), purpose (Ps) and gratitude (Gr). Whether educators attend a selection or all five workshops, they’ll get a chance to connect, reflect and learn how practicing these life-giving elements can support and sustain them in their important work with young people.

Population(s) Served
Teachers

In this interactive and entertaining keynote, Youth Frontiers’ Founder and CEO, Joe Cavanaugh, will share the three key lessons we’ve learned over the past three decades working with kids on our retreats — lessons that translate to families and help them nurture community, connection and character in their homes. We explore how to raise kids who are strong, not fragile; responsible, not self-serving; humble, not arrogant.

Population(s) Served
Parents

The Geometry of a Leader grounds leaders in the timeless virtues required to meet the unique and urgent needs of this present moment: presence, humility and courage. Over the course of three virtual workshops, participants will learn practical ways to be present to the people they serve, humble enough to solicit the wisdom of others and courageous enough to follow their vision despite the cost. They will leave the series inspired and empowered to confidently pursue their call to lead — and to make our community better for all.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Youth Frontiers®

Board of directors
as of 12/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jon Reissner

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Term: 2020 -

Joe Cavanaugh

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Karen Hohertz-Jacobs

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Jon Reissner

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Board leadership practices

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    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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