Teen Renovation is a 5 day training program designed to help teenagers discover their real identity and significance in a culture that continually confuses both. Establishing these values is critically important and empowers them to make life affirming choices. Understanding who they are and that they have a purpose enables them to live an extraordinary and joy-filled life!
The curriculum is holistic in its approach and will encourage trainees to examine and evaluate the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of their life. Teen Renovation is faith-based and the lead trainers who conduct the training share a common Christian world-view. The trainees will be invited to address and explore their thoughts on God and spiritual matters; however, they will not be pressured to conform to any particular view.
The method used for this program is experiential (hands-on) and trainees will be encouraged to participate in a process involving various exercises, activities, and open group dialog. This approach enhances growth as principles are caught rather than just taught. Trainees will be required to stay together as a group during the entire event (including nights) because many opportunities for processing and reflection happen after the daily sessions and the momentum gained each day can be disrupted if the trainee returns to their normal environment.
Two training venues have been created to accommodate busy schedules. They are as follows:
- 5 days (consecutive): This venue is offered during school breaks and begins on a Wednesday afternoon and finishes the following Sunday afternoon.
- 5 days (two weekends): This venue can be offered anytime throughout the year. It starts each weekend on a Friday evening and ends on the following Sunday evening.
The targeted age group for this program is teens who are between 15 and 19 years of age. Exceptions can be made in some cases to include younger trainees if the group range is adjusted (e.g. ages 12-14).
The targeted group size for this program is approximately 30 trainees. Limiting the group size allows us to ensure that each trainee is given the personal attention that they deserve.
The application process includes the completion of a registration packet. Each trainee will receive an intake form with their registration packet which they will be required to complete. After the board has received and reviewed the intake form, a decision will be made as to whether this training would be a good fit for them to attend at the time they are registering. Also, a parent/guardian will be contacted by phone prior to registration acceptance and interviewed. Our goal is to ensure that each trainee is a willing participant and that the overall group composition is balanced. The heart behind this policy is simply to assure that this training will be a good fit for each teenager attending.
The Cost for the training is $195.00. Our desire is to keep training costs as low as possible. Though we want trainees to be invested in this process, we do not want cost to be a barrier.
Adult supervision will be present during the training at all times. All Teen Renovation staff will be required to have a background check conducted before serving in a training event.