Recruit small-group leaders.
Small-group leaders establish the energy and tone of the retreat and have a major influence on the success of the retreat. Students will meet in pre-assigned small groups for discussion three times during the retreat. Each discussion is facilitated by a small-group leader and allows students to talk about the messages of the retreat.
Youth Frontiers recommends one leader for every six students. There should be no more than eight students per leader. Our Programs Staff reserve the right, per our contract, to shorten or reschedule a retreat if there are not enough leaders/chaperones present.
We also recommend recruiting parents as small-group leaders. Leaders could also be high school students in the 10th grade or above, or local community members.
Here are some helpful handouts to give to potential student or parent small-group leaders and a promotional poster to put around your local high school.
Ensure you’ve submitted your Priority One (P1) Form.
Fill it out now! Our Programs Client Relations Coordinator will reach out to you four weeks before your retreat if we have not yet received your P1.