Youth Frontiers retreats empower an entire class to act with greater character and identify the social fears and peer pressures that impede responsible decision-making. Our retreats act as a catalyst for positive change in schools. In fact, an independent evaluation from the University of Minnesota found that students perceive a more positive school climate after attending a Youth Frontiers retreat.
Youth Frontiers also offers retreats for educators designed to transform your school by building relational trust and motivating your teachers.
We want to work with every school in Nebraska and change the way students treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom. Generous donors and foundations from the Nebraska community helped us establish this scholarship fund to reduce the cost to Nebraska schools. Our committee will award $1,000 new retreat scholarships to schools in this community.
Schools must be in Nebraska or Council Bluffs, Iowa to qualify.
Scholarship recipients are responsible for the portion of the cost not covered by the scholarship(s). Schools agree to coordinate the details of the retreat, complete the post-retreat survey, have students write thank-you notes (for student retreats only) and provide a brief funding report.
Our retreats are designed to provide a meaningful experience for all students and educators involved in the day. In an effort to ensure the quality of the retreat experience, we’ve thoughtfully established perimeters around the number of participants served per retreat. We serve up to 150 elementary, 200 middle and 225 high school students and 225 educators per retreat. If the participant count exceeds the parameters, additional retreats will be needed. Note: Schools are eligible for one scholarship per retreat.
Nominate a high school junior or senior for the 2024 Minnesota Character Award for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship!