YCorps Apprenticeship: Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Department: Programs

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Student (College)

Post college experience that makes you and the world better

Are you an outgoing person who enjoys working with kids, and wants to have a positive, meaningful impact?

Do you want to inspire our next generation of leaders to be a force for good?

YCorps is a paid eight-month apprenticeship for young professionals who want to develop themselves professionally and personally while making a difference in the world.

Over the course of eight months (late July 2020 - end of March 2021), you will work directly with Youth Frontiers Program Facilitators and Musicians to facilitate daylong student programming (retreats) for students in grades 4-12. As part of these retreats, you will lead games and activities while communicating compelling content that will inspire students to lead lives of character. Watch this video for a glimpse of what being part of YCorps looks like.

Outside of retreats, you will attend regular staff meetings, intensive training, coaching sessions, and work alongside other YCorps members in focused personal and professional development experiences.

At the end of the eight months, you will walk away with career skills, personal growth and the satisfaction that you helped provide experiences across the nation that enhance students self-awareness, empathy and connectedness.


  • You will be part of a YCorps cohort that will work together on personal and professional development. This will be carried out through half-day sessions in August, weekly “fireside chats” and one overnight retreat.
  • You will be trained to facilitate several elements of our Kindness, Courage and Respect retreats.
  • You will facilitate student retreats with other Youth Frontiers team members.
  • You will build relationships with student retreat participants including with school staff and small-group leaders.
  • You will attend regular staff meetings and other various work-related events.
  • You will participate in special functions and other projects that support the mission of Youth Frontiers.
  • You will receive and provide feedback regarding performance and relationship building to help you, co-workers and the organization grow and maintain high-quality retreats.
  • You will assist with the set-up and takedown 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.


  • You have a desire to grow personally and professionally.
  • You want to inspire positive character in today’s young people so our next generation of leaders is grounded in values like kindness, courage and respect.
  • You want to make a difference in the world.
  • You are willing to take risks and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
  • You are comfortable giving public presentations.
  • You are curious and fearless about becoming the best possible you.
  • You are committed and expend your best energy for the good of the organization where you work.
  • You want to be part of a fun, creative and hard-working team.
  • Your peers and coworkers can always count on you to be reliable and on time.
  • You have a valid driver’s license, you are able to drive frequently, fly occasionally, and have the flexibility to travel overnight to out-of-town retreats 20-30 days over the course of the apprenticeship.


  • You will graduate from college with an undergraduate degree this spring.
  • Preferably, you have experience in youth work.
  • You might be able to sing, play the guitar or the piano.

ABOUT YOUTH FRONTIERS                                                

OUR MISSION AND VISION is to provide schools with experiences that inspire character, civility and community so that our next generation of leaders is grounded in character.

Youth Frontiers staff members 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.

We are a nonprofit, non-partisan organization and have been making a difference in the lives of students and educators for 30 years.

Our team is handpicked to create the best experience for students, educators and schools. Our people are passionate, creative and fun and believe that every student can positively impact their school and our world.

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


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

This position is classified as temporary, full-time, exempt. The pay rate for this position is $460 per week.

Applications accepted through May 2020.

The start date for the position is the end of July 2020. The apprenticeship ends March 2021.

See our website at youthfrontiers.org for more information and to apply.

Youth Frontiers seeks to hire from a diverse pool of applicants and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply. Youth Frontiers will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital or familial status, public assistance status or any other legally protected status.

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