Summer Leadership Retreat

YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat

The 2023 YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat, Driving Thru the Decades Towards a Safer Future, was a huge success! The Retreat took place July 13-16 at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, VA and was only $15 for each student to attend. This fee included overnight accommodations in the dorms at JMU, meals, retreat sessions and materials, and a retreat themed t-shirt, water bottle, backpack, and lanyard.

The YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat is held annually at JMU and has something for everyone, whether attending as an individual student to learn more about safe driving or as part of a school or youth group team!

Interested in attending next year? Save the date now! We’ll be back at JMU July 11-14, 2024 and we can’t wait to see you there!

This year’s Retreat highlights included:

  • Motivational Speaker, Brandon White who will share his “Own It” Presentation and Dance Session
  • Glow Stick Night Game
  • The Amazing Race –Decades Style!
  • “Name That Tune” Game Show
  • TJohnE Game Show
  • Talent Show
  • Annual Awards Banquet
  • Interactive, Hands-On Safe Driving Activities
  • And Much More!

For more details, refer to the Retreat Letter and Daily Agendas below.

Daily Agendas:

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Goals for the Summer Leadership Retreat:

• Educate young drivers and passengers about their risk factors in a motor vehicle and how to reduce those risks through a variety of interactive training sessions, motivational speakers, and educational programs.

• Prepare students and their adult advisors to lead peer-to-peer safe driving and traffic safety programs in their schools and communities.

• Help build positive relationships between law enforcement and youth while working together to prevent young driver-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

Pictures from the 2023 Summer Leadership Retreat coming soon!