The 2017 Summer Leadership Retreat “Around the World with YOVASO. Your Journey to Safe Driving” was a great success! The retreat was held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia June 19-22. This year’s retreat included four days of exciting, motivational, and educational activities that prepared teens and their adult sponsors to lead effective peer-to-peer clubs in their schools. Highlights included motivational speaker EJ Carrion, YOVASO Lip Sync Battle, and the Amazing Race around the globe! The educational sessions blended a variety of hands-on activities with guest speakers and workshops. The retreat also featured YOVASO’s annual Awards Banquet honoring schools, students, sponsors, SROs, and volunteers for outstanding teen safe driving initiatives during the 2016-2017 school year.
Please check back in the spring for registration details on the 2018 Summer Leadership Retreat! The retreat will take place June 18-21 at James Madison University. 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. *Retreat youth leaders will not be charged the $25 fee.
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 2017 YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat:
*More to come soon!