Equipping Adults to Work With Today’s Youth

Reclaiming Youth International

Since 1997, Reclaiming Youth International (RYI) has been dedicated to the development of programs and strategies to serve children and youth who are in conflict in family, school and community. The Circle of Courage® provides the philosophical foundation for the work of RYI.

How we train professionals



A one-day workshop that provides an introduction to the Circle of Courage is a great way to get more familiar with this world-renowned childcare method.

Reclaiming Youth International brings together an exceptional team of speakers and trainers who deliver innovative trainings that model and provide strategies to all who work with youth.

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Also join us for powerful, practical, and inspiring professional development on your computer or mobile device from the comfort of your own home - or anywhere you want to be. Our webinars are great tools for staff professional development or individual growth.



We offer a wide variety of books and resources for professionals and caregivers.

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Circle of Courage

The Circle of Courage® is a model of positive youth development supported by contemporary research and rooted in Native American philosophies of childcare and the heritage of early youth work pioneers.

The Circle of Courage includes the four values identified as the universal needs of all children: Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity. These are vital signs of healthy development in environments where all young people can thrive.


Featured Product:
Fire in the Heart

Heartwarming Native American tale of growth, acceptance and overcoming obstacles.New and expanded edition! Includes a forward by Dr. Martin Brokenleg, and a Lesson Plan and Discussion Guide for grades 4-8.


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