The PA Masonic Youth Foundation is pleased to present the LifeChangers Conference!

Building on the LifeSkills principles of Respect, Responsibility, and Relationships, participants have the opportunity to 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.

General Information

So, what’s it all about?

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 relationships 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, workplaces, and communities.

Who May Attend?

Maybe you!

The Conference is open to Pennsylvania youth who are:

  • Between the ages of 17 and 21 years.

And any one of the following:

  • 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

Costs

Kid tested, Parent Approved!

Pennsylvania’s Masons are committed to Pennsylvania’s Youth

The cost of this program per attendee is $600. The PA Masonic Youth Foundation will subsidize $200 of this cost for first-time LifeChangers attendees and $50 of the cost for second-time attendees. Therefore, the registration fees are:

First-Time Attendee

$400

Second-Time Attendee

$550

There is no fee to apply for the conference. Registration fees are due upon notification of acceptance.

Registration

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Review the rules for the conference, and share them with your parents. Your registration is your agreement to abide by these rules throughout the week.
  2. Fill out the form completely. Be sure to indicate how you qualify for the conference (see eligibility). A representative of your sponsoring organization, or your Masonic relative, should sign your form in the sponsor section, and provide contact information.
  3. Have your parent or guardian sign the form, indicating their consent for you to attend.
  4. Mail the form, with registration fee, to the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation, 1244 Bainbridge Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Your space cannot be reserved without payment. The PA Masonic Youth Foundation will notify you, within 3 weeks of receiving your application, whether you have been accepted for the program. The PMYF will send further information to you by mail, if you are accepted. Medical releases and other forms will be required before final approval of your attendance.
  5. Pack up and get ready for the week of your life!

If you’ve already registered, and need copies of the other required forms, use the ones below. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open these printable files.

Online Registration

Can we create online form? How would we handle parent signature and other forms?

Director

Thom Stetcher

Tom StecherThom Stecher is a nationally recognized motivational speaker and educational consultant. He specializes in self-esteem, wellness and student assistance programs. He is one of the original developers of the nationally acclaimed Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program, which has received recognition by both the National Governors Conference as well as the American Medical Association. He has expanded the model to programs at the elementary, middle and high school level. He is involved in training and development of school based prevention and intervention services for “at risk youth” in over 20 states, Canada, Germany and Great Britain. Thom originated the LifeSkills program in cooperation with the PA Masonic Youth Foundation. You’ll rarely meet anyone with a more gentle and encouraging spirit.