General Updates

April 28, 2022

AYF staff complete LEAD Camp Mental Health training

More than a dozen members of the American Youth Foundation staff recently completed Camp Mental Health Certification offered by Let’s Empower, Advocate, and Do. LEAD …

March 25, 2022

AYF takes action steps toward DEI goals

The American Youth Foundation is committed to building equitable program communities and empowering youth to create equity in their own communities. Director of Community Life, …

February 21, 2022

SSW Book Club: Atlas of the Heart

Welcome to our Conversation Circle project. In this free online course, we will have the chance to form small groups to work through Brené Brown’s …

January 25, 2022

All welcome to join virtual spring programs

The American Youth Foundation experience extends long past when participants complete youth programs at Miniwanca and Merrowvista. As both sites prepare to welcome adults back …

December 1, 2021

The AYF seeks Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee members

At the American Youth Foundation, we believe that we are all responsible for building equitable community. Our organization’s work is to amplify the voice of …

November 19, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Ambrean Ford, LLMSW

Ambrean Ford had never heard of the American Youth Foundation or Miniwanca when she accepted a job as a Girls Camp cabin leader in 2016. …

November 15, 2021

Join the AYF on Nov. 30 for Giving Tuesday

Join the Giving Tuesday movement Tuesday, Nov. 30 and help a young person experience the life-changing power of an AYF program. Every child deserves the …

October 26, 2021

Liz Marshall is named AYF Vice President

The American Youth Foundation recently named a new vice president: longtime staff member Liz Marshall. Marshall most recently served as Senior Director of Advancement, and …

September 22, 2021

Donald Danforth Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament raises thousands for AYF scholarships

Dozens of golfers and volunteers were on hand for an afternoon of sport and fun at the recent Donald Danforth Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, as …

August 17, 2021

The AYF welcomes new board chair DD Danforth-Burlin

The American Youth Foundation turns the page to a new chapter this month as it transitions to new board leadership. After nearly 20 years of …

Campers in a circle

July 17, 2021

Effervescent Sparks

Three weeks ago, Camp Miniwanca sprang to life after 18 months of cocooning and the first missed summer in almost 100 years. The sacred spaces …

July 6, 2021

A Golden Day

After the Polar Bears went for a dip, a golden Miniwanca day began with a morning stretch that included learning the dance moves to the …

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