Building on the LifeSkills principles of Respect, Responsibility, and Relationships, participants have the opportunity take a “deeper look” at how to build community in their peer groups and other organizations.
Open to youth from age 17-21, the program was designed for both “graduates” of the LifeSkills program and for leaders in PA’s Masonic Sponsored Youth Groups.
Participants will work to develop group leadership skills, interpersonal communication and listening skills, and an arsenal of creative methods for helping groups to see and develop relationship and community among themselves.
Throughout the conference, a strong emphasis is placed on seeing and developing meaning and purpose in life, and each conferee will build a detailed “action plan” for how they will use the principles they’ve learned to impact their home schools, work places, and communities.
When: Sunday July 21 – Friday July 26, 2013
Where: Masonic Conference Center – Patton Campus in Elizabethtown, PA
Who: PA Youth from 17-21. Previous attendance at a LifeSkills Conference is preferred, but not required. Applicants who have attended LifeSkills twice in the past will be considered for LifeChangers at age 16.
Application: Registration at the 2013 conference is limited to a maximum of 12 individuals. Admission to the LifeChangers conference is NOT first-come, first-served, but is decided on a competitive basis. Each applicant must describe why they wish to attend, and how they hope to use what they learn at the conference, and must provide two letters of reference. Not every applicant will necessarily be accepted to attend.
Cost: The cost of this program per attendee is $600. The PA Masonic Youth Foundation will subsidize $300 of this cost for first-time LifeChangers attendees, and $150 of the cost for second-time attendees. Therefore, the registration fees are:
First-time attendee: $300
Second-time attendee: $450
There is no fee to apply for the conference. Registration fees are due upon notification of acceptance.