YCorps Apprenticeship 2018

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Department: Programs

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Student (College)


Our mission is to partner with schools to build positive communities where students can thrive socially, emotionally and academically.


Our vision is to change the way kids treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom of every school in America.


Youth Frontiers staff aspire daily to demonstrate a strong understanding and use of YF’s core values.

  • QUALITY– To passionately be the best at, and continuously improve all that we do.
  • CARING – To create communities where everyone is respected.
  • GROWTH – To continue to reach more schools by expanding and innovating our programs, and challenging our people to grow personally to be the best they can be.


At Youth Frontiers, our mission is to partner with schools to build communities where students can thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Our vision is to change the way kids treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom of every school in America. We are a nonprofit, non-partisan organization and have been making a difference for almost 30 years.

Our team is hand-picked to create the best experience for students, educators and schools – passionate, creative, fun people who believe that every student can make a difference, and can make the school environment and the world a better place to be.

Youth Frontiers is a 2015 Minnesota winner of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the American Psychological Association.


The YCorps position is a youth worker apprenticeship position working with our Program Facilitators and Musicians, and runs from the beginning of August through February.

YCorps members will help facilitate Youth Frontiers programs for 100+ students, grades fourth-12th, throughout the seven-month position. They will work with the Programs team to deliver interactive programs by leading games and activities, and communicating life-changing content that will inspire students to lead lives of better character. YCorps members will attend regular staff meetings, intensive training, coaching sessions, and other special functions as scheduled.

This is a temporary position.  The apprenticeship runs from the beginning of August 2018 to February 2019.


  • You remember what it was like to be a kid. You can speak kid.
  • You have a passion for working with youth. You really feel you can make a difference in young peoples’ lives.
  • You bring excitement and energy in large-group settings. You don’t mind looking silly to help others relax.
  • You are caring on an individual level, you can present material to a large group, you can be deferential to educators – all in the same hour.
  • You are curious and fearless about growing the best possible you. You are committed and expend your best energy for the good of the organization where you work.
  • You have a valid driver’s license, you are able to drive frequently, fly occasionally, and have the flexibility to travel overnight for out-of-town retreat programs 20-30 days over the course of the apprenticeship.


  • Ideally, you have a college degree or are working toward one.
  • You have experience in youth work. We recommend two years or more.
  • You have experience giving public presentations; this will be beneficial.
  • Ideally, you have experience in musical performance (vocal, guitar and/or piano).


  • You will facilitate student programming as a team member on Youth Frontiers programs.
  • You will build relationships with student participants with an emphasis on school staff and small-group leaders.
  • You will attend regular staff meetings and other various work-related functions.
  • You will participate in special functions and other projects.
  • You will receive and provide feedback regarding performance and relationship-building to help you, co-workers and the organization grow and maintain high-quality programs.
  • You will be a willing part of the set-up and take-down of equipment and sound systems on retreat, lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • You will be an active part of the team, handling other duties as apparent or assigned to support the retreat experience.


Resume submission and application deadline is April 20, 2018
Hiring Event – April 30, 2018
Subsequent interviews – mid-May to June, 2018
Hiring decisions – Mid-June, 2018
The start date for the position is August 1, 2018

Apprenticeship dates – August 1, 2018, through February, 2019

Initial information is provided year around. See our website at youthfrontiers.org for more information.

Successful candidates will be intentional and specific in their cover letter.

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