We’re going on an adventure to save teen lives! Join us for the 2018 Summer Leadership Retreat “YOVASO Heroes” happening June 18-21 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Check in begins at 10:00a.m. on Monday, June 18 and the retreat will end at 2:00p.m. on Thursday, June 21. This year’s retreat promises four days of exciting, motivational, and educational activities that will be prepare teens and adult advisors to lead effective peer-to-peer clubs for youth traffic safety. All teens (rising freshman through graduating seniors) who are interested in advocating for safe teen driving and traffic safety are encouraged to attend.
Students and sponsors will attend multimedia presentations, participate in hands-on activities, and enjoy a variety of speakers, workshops, and interactive sessions. Highlights and new features for 2018 include StreetSafe, a behind-the-wheel driving experience to teach young drivers how to be safer and more responsible; presentations on the emerging issue of drug impaired driving; and Mallory’s Story, a family’s journey of ongoing recovering from a crash that injured their young daughter. Social events will be held nightly, including a social at Taylor Down Under, talent show, trivia night, and schools will also have time to meet and begin action planning for the upcoming school year. Amazing Race, “Superhero” style, is also back by popular demand!
The retreat also features YOVASO’s annual Awards Banquet honoring schools, students, sponsors, SROs, and volunteers for outstanding teen safe driving initiatives during the 2017-2018 school year. The banquet is scheduled for Wednesday evening, June 20.
Registration is now open for the 2018 YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat! YOVASO will continue to charge a small $25 registration fee* per person, or a discounted team fee of $125 for a team of 6 students and one sponsor. This fee helps to offset the cost of retreat materials that aren’t funded under our grant and increase attendance accountability for those who register. This will enable us to continue providing t-shirts, backpacks, and lanyards and help us recover some of the dorm room and meal costs for any no shows. Your school sponsor will provide you with instructions on how to handle the student registration fee. Check with he/she on how the fee will be collected or if you will be responsible for directly sending the check to YOVASO. If you have been instructed to pay the fee directly, please make the check out to YOVASO and mail to the YOVASO Office at the address below. There is no online payment option. Please write the name of the student/s the fee will cover on the check or on an attachment *Retreat youth leaders will not be charged the $25 fee.
Register today by completing registration online:
If you’d prefer to complete a hard copy registration form, print and complete the appropriate packet below and mail to YOVASO Summer Retreat, 3775 W. Main St. Salem, VA 24153 or scan and email to Casey Taylor.
Pictures from the 2017 YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat: