YOUTH LEADERSHIP RETREAT (VIRTUAL)
KINDNESS IN ACTION
Riley's Way Virtual Youth Leadership Retreat
1:00pm EDT – 5:30pm EDT // 10:00am PDT – 2:30pm PDT
Join us for our first Virtual Youth Leadership Retreat! We are excited to continue the tradition of creating a shared space for young women who are change-makers in their communities to come together, network, and grow their leadership skills. This year’s virtual Retreat will mimic our in-person Retreat, including lots of opportunities for bonding, fun, learning, teaching, and growing. Retreat participants from last year are coming back as mentors and will connect participants in virtual “cabins” beforehand.
This year’s theme is Kindness in Action: Civically Engaged, Virtually Connected, Intentionally Kind. Around the world, we are watching as teens push movements forward like climate-change and racial equity. How can you effectively amplify your voice and the stories of others? How can you be civically engaged to make a difference on critical issues? How can you model kind leadership? This year’s Retreat will focus on these important questions.
The Riley’s Way Youth Leadership Retreat is a mix of teen-led presentations, skill-building workshops, networking opportunities, and keynote speakers. Participants will be connected to other teen leaders through activities and mentoring groups during the span of the Retreat.
The Riley’s Way Youth Leadership Retreat is for you if you:
– Are between the age of 13-19
Workshop descriptions and other information will be updated throughout the month, so be sure to check back regularly!
From October 18th – October 23rd, participants will be invited to participate in optional, evening activities, ranging from movie watching parties, to self-care activities, to dance classes. We hope these will help create connections, while still staying safe at home.
What to expect:
During the two-day virtual Retreat, you will:
– Meet and learn from teen leaders from across the country through interactive activities and teen-led workshops (you can even propose your own!)