Retreat for Students Helps Build a Culture of Respect and Inspire Change

October 05, 2015

To enhance positive school culture, Centennial High School will partner with Youth Frontiers, the leading character education organization in the Upper Midwest, to host a comprehensive Respect Retreat for the 10th grade class on October 6-8 at the school. Students are assigned to a retreat day based on their advisory, making a big school feel small. Youth Frontiers delivers programs that build positive school communities and strengthen student character.

The retreats use games, music, small-group discussions and inspiring stories that engage students’ hearts and break down walls between young people. Throughout the retreat day, students begin to exhibit traits of true character – mending relationships, stating acts of courage and respecting themselves and others. Comprehensive follow-up materials also provide a way for educators and students to extend the impact of the retreat. Small groups will be facilitated by Senior Peer Leaders and Centennial High School Support Service Staff.