Adult Leaders play an important and valuable role on YouthWorks trips. Choose leaders that are ready to minister to the teenagers in your group because they truly will be coming alongside students and sharing in this unique experience – in love, in service and in continued growth toward Jesus. Once you register for a trip you will find a number of helpful resources you can use to get your adult leaders ready for the trip. We encourage you to involve them in the preparation and planning and it’s always a good idea to make sure your whole team of adult leaders is on the same page about expectations for the trip but also for their role during the week.
Age & Ratio
Adult Leaders need to be at least 20 years old. If you have a leader that is younger than 20 years but works very closely with your program please call us to discuss options.
We require there to be a specific ratio of 1 adult leader for every 7 students on a High School trip and 1 adult leader for every 5 students on a Middle School trip. If you bring students of both genders, you must have at least one accompanying adult leader of each gender as well.
If you have more questions regarding Adult Leaders please visit the FAQs page.
Each group will need to conduct a national (multi-state) criminal background check on any participant (adult or student) that is 18 years and older. You will then provide YouthWorks with written confirmation that everyone 18 and above has been approved to work with youth and children.