It was an honour for us to host Joe, Jane and Tess Cavanaugh. The Cavanaugh’s reside in Minnesota and Joe is founder and CEO of Youth Frontiers. Youth Frontiers’ mission is to partner with schools to build communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically. They offer one-day retreats on timeless values like kindness, courage and respect for students. Youth Frontiers also offers educator retreats to help schools support their educators and create cohesive teams all focused in a common direction: their students.

Tess and children

Joe, Jane and Tess spent time interacting with Philile staff and children in our ECD Centre’s in Diepsloot, Hillbrow and Cosmo City (the land where our new ECD Centre will be built). Tess motivated the children in Diepsloot to work hard and to persevere in life. She also helped the children to practice their English. Joe and Jane offered us much wisdom and encouragement in our work in the communities we serve.

We were blessed to have met the Cavanaugh’s and to spend a few wonderful hours with them, gleaning from their wisdom, insight and years of experience working in the Non-Profit space.

Click here to find out more about the amazing work Youth Frontiers is doing!


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