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Courage Retreat®
Grade 7 or 8


A day to inspire students to follow their hearts instead of the crowd, use 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

courage energyHIGH-ENERGY

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

courage goalsACTIVITIES

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

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Our Program 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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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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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.


courage followupFOLLOW-UP

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

The Details


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


5 to 5.5 hours


Twin Cities: $3,070
Midwest: $3,370
National: $3,970
Flexible pricing options are available for smaller schools (classes with fewer than 40 students). Call us at 952.922.0222 for more information.


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 inspire character and build community in your school.