The 2017 Summer Leadership Retreat “Around the World with YOVASO. Your Journey to Safe Driving” will be held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia June 19-22. This year’s retreat will include four days of exciting, motivational, and educational activities that prepare teens and their adult sponsors to lead effective peer-to-peer clubs in their schools. Highlights include motivational speaker EJ Carrion, YOVASO Lip Sync Battle, and the Amazing Race around the globe! The educational sessions will blend a variety of hands-on activities with guest speakers and workshops. The retreat will also feature YOVASO’s annual Awards Banquet honoring schools, students, sponsors, SROs, and volunteers for outstanding teen safe driving initiatives during the 2016-2017 school year. The banquet is scheduled for Wednesday evening, June 21.
YOVASO will be charging 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. *Retreat youth leaders will not be charged the $25 fee. For more details on registration fees and payment instructions, please see page 2 of the Student Registration Packet or Adult Registration Form. The deadline for registration and payment is Friday, April 28.
To complete the student registration form online, please click here. For the adult registration form, please click here. If you would rather submit your registration via mail or fax, please download and print the necessary packet/form below. Registration packets/forms can be mailed to 3775 W. Main Street Salem, VA 24153 or faxed to 540-380-3348. Registration payments should also be mailed to the Main Street address. All checks should be made payable to YOVASO with the name of the student(s) the fee will cover on the check or on an attachment.
For more information or questions, please contact Sarah Westphal.
Download the 2016 YOVASO Retreat Presentation to share with your school’s administration, the school board, or during YOVASO related activities and events. To download the presentation, click here. To view and/or print the PowerPoint version of this presentation, click here.
Download the 2016 YOVASO Activities PowerPoint to see all of the great activities our member schools participated in throughout the 2015-2016 school year! To download the PowerPoint, click here.
Pictures from the 2016 YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat: