Frank Eckles, BA, CYC-P

International Adviser

Frank splits his time between his role as Past President of the national Child and Youth Care Certification Board and facilitating growth for the hundreds of CYCs who engage in learning programs offered by the Academy for Competent Youth Work.  Frank is the Academy’s Executive Director and author of the Child and Youth Care: Basic Course.

Frank serves on the boards of the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice and the Texas Youth and Child Care Worker Association, is involved with CYC certification offered by the CYC Certification Institute, is a frequent speaker at conferences, facilitates challenge course adventure activities, and thoroughly enjoys being in the world as a professional Child and Youth Care Practitioner. 

Frank became a Fellow of the National Center for Innovation and Excellence in 2014.   Frank is the recipient of the National Staff Development and Training Association’s 2013 Career Achievement Award.  In 2009 he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Academy of Child and Youth Care Professionals.  In 2006 he received the President’s Award for “special achievement in the field of child and youth care” from the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice. 

Frank believes that each of us has a responsibility to leave the world better than we found it.  What better way to do this than spending your time supporting the young people who become our next generation and the CYC practitioners who serve them?