Courage Retreat®
Grade 7 or 8

 

A day to inspire students to follow their hearts instead of the crowd, use moral courage and make responsible decisions despite their fears.
We empower kids to be themselves and take
positive risks that make a healthy difference
for themselves, their peers and their school.

 

See the Courage Retreat in action.

Key Learning Objectives for the Retreat

Identify personal fears and understand that everyone has them.

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Commit to acting with courage to make your school a better place.

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Deepen relationships with classmates to break down social barriers.

What To Expect

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HIGH-ENERGY

With loud-music and high-energy facilitators and student leaders, we encourage kids to play, laugh and connect with one another.

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ACTIVITIES

Community-building activities designed to break down social barriers help foster stronger relationships among students.

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PRESENTATION

Our Retreat Staff share personal stories centered on the value of the day. With humor and heart, they challenge kids to make a difference in their school.

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SMALL GROUPS

Throughout the day, students meet in small groups, facilitated by high school or adult leaders, to process what they are learning and experiencing.

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SHARING

At the end of the retreat, students have a chance to stand up and commit to how they will live out the value of courage in their school community.

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FOLLOW-UP

After the retreat, our follow-up videos, student surveys (online only), classroom materials and posters help extend the impact of the retreat.

The Details

GRADES

7th or 8th Grade:
(YF retreats are designed to work with only one grade level on each retreat.)

LENGTH OF RETREAT

5 to 5.5 hours

COST TO SCHOOLS

Twin Cities: $2,845
Midwest: $3,145
National: $3,745
Flexible pricing options are available for smaller schools (classes with fewer than 40 students). Call us at 952.922.0222 for more information.

WAYS TO FUND IT

Learn about grants and fundraising ideas to help you pay for a retreat.

We would love to talk to you about how the
Courage Retreat can help your students.