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May 25, 2023

Care Teams connect with campers’ mental, emotional health

As they prepared for summer 2022, the American Youth Foundation team was determined to provide a strong network of support for campers struggling with emotional …

May 25, 2023

Annual golf tournament raises nearly $95,000 for AYF youth

More than 85 people took to the links on Monday, May 8 to golf for a good cause on Monday, May 8, raising nearly $95,000 …

May 25, 2023

Nestlé Purina PetCare employees support AYF during Purina Cares Day

Two dozen red-shirted Nestlé Purina PetCare employees gathered outside the American Youth Foundation office in St. Louis on a bright Tuesday morning to learn a …

May 22, 2023

Staff Spotlight: Miniwanca’s Griffin Vogler

Director of Miniwanca Griffin Vogler brought her passion for community, mentorship, and inspirational growth to the American Youth Foundation in 2020 after a 10-year career …

May 22, 2023

Join Advancing Toward our Best on May 24

Join the American Youth Foundation online Wednesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT for “Advancing Toward Our Best,” an AYF-wide townhall. We’ll share …

April 26, 2023

Staff Spotlight: Merrowvista’s Aubrie Boyd

Aubrie Boyd grew up loving summer camp life, from her first sleepaway camp experience at Camp Wyandot in Ohio to her role as a seasonal …

April 26, 2023

2023 volunteer opportunities abound at Miniwanca, Merrowvista

There are several opportunities for volunteers for those who want to serve humbly and reconnect with their favorite American Youth Foundation program this spring and …

April 24, 2023

NLC volunteer staff serve humbly

The National Leadership Conference roared back to life in summer 2022 after two years of virtual and abbreviated gatherings and brought with it a fresh …

April 24, 2023

Kris Light to return to the AYF as Director of Strategic Program Initiatives

The American Youth Foundation will welcome back esteemed former colleague and community member Kris Light this summer. Light will join the AYF Leadership Team as …

April 4, 2023

Miniwanca will host open house in Detroit

Miniwanca is coming to Detroit, Michigan on Sunday, April 16! Join us at the Bell family home in Bloomfield Hills from 1 to 3 p.m. …

March 24, 2023

Staff Spotlight: Advancement’s Sandra George

Miniwanca was a transformative force in Sandra George’s life. She returned to camp summer after summer, first as a camper and National Leadership Conference participant, …

March 24, 2023

AYF Board welcomes two new members

The American Youth Foundation Board of Directors welcomed two new members to its ranks at its annual spring meeting in St. Louis earlier this month. …

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