The Journey is a collection of programs devoted to the personal and professional development of youth workers in Indiana and beyond. 


International Youth Worker Symposium on the Sea

Every two years, The Journey hosts and facilitates a learning experience for leading nonprofit professionals and youth workers from around the globe so they can:

  • reflect upon and improve their practice
  • deepen their relationships
  • refresh themselves as practitioners dedicated to serving young people

The event is intended to provide an affordable way for youth workers to be able to get away AND invest in their careers. 

The following symposia were enjoyed by youth workers from several countries and several US states:

2022: Majestic Mirage Resort, Playa Paraiso, Mexico

The symposium included workshops offered by thought leaders,  and a local cultural visit and relief project immediately following a hurricane in the area, and rest and relaxation to a record number of attending youth workers and their friends and families.

2020: Cancelled – Outside Passage Alaskan Cruise

2017: Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort, Playa Paraiso, Mexico

The symposium included workshops offered by thought leaders and a local cultural visit to understand the Mayan culture and provide service to the local community.

2015: Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas sailing the western Caribbean

The Symposium included an exploration of youth work in Belize as guests of the First Lady of Belize and included connections with the University of Belize, the Belize Department of Youth, Restore Belize and agencies such as the YWCA and Cherene Rivero (Youth Center)

Contact The Journey

Mailing Address
303 N. Alabama St., Suite 210
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Office Phone: 317-238-6955
General Email: hello@thejourneyonline.org

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Indiana Youth Services Association is committed to proactively working to advance racial equity, focusing on eliminating inequities and increasing success for all in our agency and our community!

Indiana Youth Services Association
303 N Alabama St., Suite 210
Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 238-6955