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:

  • to 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:

2020: Princess’ Emerald Princess sailing from Seattle to Alaska’s Inside Passage: September 6-13, 2020

The Journey is excited to share our 2020 SOS will be an Alaskan Cruise on Princess Cruiseline. Registration is currently available here. Check out the SOS Flyer for all the details. You can find pricing and cabin information on this page (Pricing starts at $1,140 per person). Additionally, CYC Certified Youth Workers will receive an additional $50 in on board credit!

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)