Announcing the 2022 International Youth Worker Symposium on the Sea (SOS) in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

After a 2-year hiatus, we are pleased to invite youth workers from around the globe to the next biennial SOS in September 2022

For complete information please visit the special edition of Journey Connections for more information and links

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: Cancelled

Our 2020 Alaskan cruise has been cancelled due to current pandemic/travel conditions. We will postpone the 2020 SOS until 2021. It may still be an Alaskan Cruise, but it could be something else entirely. We hope to share the updated info with you in the Fall of 2020 for 2021. Stay Tuned!

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)