Out August recipient of our Jeans BeCause program is the American Youth Foundation. The American Youth Foundation was established in 1925 by a group of progressive leaders committed to helping young people reach their potential. The founders were inspired by a common vision: to develop leaders for all of life’s vocations, to inspire young people to discover and develop their own best self, and to give them the tools to live a balanced life.
Early leaders of the organization purchased two scenic properties: one on Lake Michigan, which they named Miniwanca, and one in the Ossipee Mountains of New Hampshire, named Merrowvista. After a busy year of preparation, they began conducting distinctive camp conferences at the two sites in the summer of 1925. For over 90 years, Miniwanca and Merrowvista have continued to evolve to meet the needs of the young people served.
Learn more about American Youth Foundation, their camps and programs, national leadership conference, and ways to support AYF by clicking here.
Pictured below are: Nancy Wittkamp, CFO; Anna Kay Vorsteg, Executive Director; John Drew, Broker at The Daniel and Henry Co.; and Heather Kiley, Director of Operations.