Youth Frontiers, Inc.

Mission Statement

Youth Frontiers' mission is to partner with schools to build positive school communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Our vision is to change the way kids treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom in America.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments With an 89% retention rate in fiscal year 2015, YF delivered a record 776 retreats, including 112 in Nebraska, serving 119,600 students and educators. We raised $1,485,793 and attained a 98% "engaged or contributing" score on our annual employee survey.
Current Goals Deliver 803 retreats, fundraise $1,732,000, launch a new programming initiative called Teacher Frontiers, continue to make Youth Frontiers an outstanding place to work and move main office to a larger, more productive space.
Community or Constituency Served Youth Frontiers delivers retreat programs for students in grades 4 - 12, educators and school staff.
Geographic Area Served Youth Frontiers serves schools nationwide, but a majority of our programming is delivered in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Retreat Programs:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
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Organization Last Reviewed on 04/07/2016

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6009 Excelsior Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55116
Phone: 952-922-0222

General Information

EIN: 41-1598977
Principal Staff: Joe Cavanaugh
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 43
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 122,000
Ruling Year: 1988


Board Chair: Mary Daly Wozniak
Number of Board Members: 24
Board Meetings with Quorum: 10
Average Member Attendance: 9.9

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