News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 3, 2013

NEWSMAKERS: Feb. 3, 2013

Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Eleanor Ramseier, executive director of the Vigo County YMCA, was recently selected as one of 27 executives from youth serving organizations from across Indiana for the 2013 Executive Journey Fellowship.

In response to a growing need for ongoing professional and personal renewal in the field of youth work, the Journey Fellowship was created in 2002 and funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. The Executive Journey Fellowship provides Indiana’s youth workers opportunities to bring more meaning to their lives and make stronger commitments to the field of youth work.  

Ramseier will attend a series of residential retreats designed to create new ways of thinking about and practicing youth work within existing systems and programs. She will also be awarded an individual renewal scholarship and be supported to make a difference within Vigo County YMCA and the Terre Haute community.

To date, Journey Fellowship has served more than 500 prospective and current youth workers (2003-2012) through the retreat-based format. Fellows are engaged in creating exploration and renewal opportunities throughout the state of Indiana.

The Journey is home to a variety of programs to support the renewal and professionalization of youth workers in Indiana and around the country. To learn more, visit