Our Culture

What’s the atmosphere like at Youth Villages?

Ninety-one percent of our employees say, “Great!”

Youth Villages has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” year after year based on thousands of Trust Index employee surveys conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute. When it comes to key attributes like atmosphere and rewards, Youth Villages outranks other employers by a mile.

Employee Ratings

  • Great Challenges 90% 90%
  • Great Atmosphere 91% 91%
  • Great Rewards 83% 83%
  • Great Pride 93% 93%
  • Great Communication 87% 87%
  • Great Bosses 88% 88%

Why do we score so well?

Youth Villages knows our employees are giving their all to care for the kids who rely on us for healing and family restoration—so we want those employees to know we care about them. In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, we offer so much more.

To assist with work-life balance, we provide exercise facilities, gym discounts and free health assessments. In addition, we partner with Life Balance to help our employees with stress management when day-to-day challenges start to become overwhelming. To aid with career development, we offer tuition reimbursement and paid licensure supervision. And to plan for the future, we contribute up to 6% of your salary every year to a personal retirement account after you’re 100% vested.

There’s also plenty of fun! Employees love the passionate team atmosphere. They compete against each other in the annual YV5K and 10-Miler and relish the chance to come together for fun and inspiration at the yearly National Employee Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.



Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to prejudice and racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.


Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Our Culture

“It’s so rewarding to work at a place where you know they care about you, your family and your career. There just aren’t many employers like this anymore.”