Resources to prepare for and extend the impact of your retreat
Preparing for Your Retreat
Before - Preparing for the Responsibility Retreat (Required)
#1 - The Priority One Form
After you have booked a retreat, you must fill out a Priority One form. This form collects information about your school and your students to ensure that our staff arrives prepared and ready for a great day.
#2 - Responsibility Prep Pack
The Responsibility Prep Pack contains all of the information that you need to know to prepare your students and staff for a successful Responsibility Retreat. To be fully prepared, please download the prep pack and then watch the prep pack video guide. Need help creating nametags? Read our nametag tutorial. You can download our logo here.
Before - Informing Colleagues and the Media (Optional)
#1 - Inform your Colleagues
The Responsibility Retreat Primer is a detailed explanation of the retreat and the educational theories that support it. Learn language you can bring back to the hallways and classrooms to extend the impact of the program.
#2 - Inform the Media
Let the community know about the upcoming retreat. Fill in your school name and some other key information and then send this press release, created by a professional media relations consultant, to your local media outlets. Also, feel free to use this template for parent newsletters or district mailings.
Follow-up for Your Retreat
Activities for Your Students
Teachers and school staff can sign up for a weekly email to make their school a better place. Do this as a class activity, or share during morning announcements.
Two-Day Reflection Journal
The two-day journal exercise (available in PDF, Microsoft Word, and SMART Board file formats) is a chance for students to reflect on the retreat immediately after it happened. Through writing and/or small-group discussion students solidify their role in making their school a healthy learning environment.
Follow-up for Parents
Measure Your Results
30 Day Post-Retreat Student Survey
Want to measure the impact of the retreat? This 30-day Post-Retreat Survey measures shifts in cognition, attitude and perception of behavior as a result of the retreat experience. Download this PDF and have retreat participants fill out the survey. Send the completed surveys to Youth Frontiers at:
Attn: Evaluation Coordinator
6009 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Our Evaluation Coordinator will input the data and send a summary of results within two months of receiving the completed surveys.