2022 Teen Program

Teen Leaders

Ages 12-18

Homeschool Idaho believes that our homeschooled young adults are uniquely equipped to grow in grace as they gather and serve. New for 2022, Teen Leaders is a unique program that combines leading by serving, educational workshops, and hands-on learning activities. We invite Idaho teens to gather together to form the Teen Leaders. The workshops and volunteer service are enjoyable and meaningful, but the true significance of the Teen Leaders experience lies in the community and friendships forged along the way.

Teen Leaders is a 2-Day time commitment from 8 AM to 6 PM on both Friday and Saturday. Registration includes a t-shirt which participants will wear both days so that they are clearly visible as Teen Leaders.

Teen Leaders will have an opportunity to practice servant leadership during the convention. Each participant will be placed on one of 3 teams for build leadership and teamwork skills. Each team has a team leader to train and encourage them. Over the course of the convention, teams will rotate through a series of workshops, activities, and service jobs, many of which require interacting with convention attendees. 

Parents should understand that while team leaders work closely with their team, teens are often spread throughout the facility when serving and have small breaks throughout the day. In light of this, we ask that registered teens be mature enough to stay with the group and have the ability to meet back with their team at specified times.

The cost to participate in Teen Leaders is $30.  

Gather

  • Join a team
  • Make new friends

Grow

  • Gain leadership skills
  • Develop Critical Thinking

Serve

  • Boost the homeschool community
  • Bless children

Engage

  • Participate in hands-on learning activities
  • Explore potential career fields

"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."

1 Timothy 4:12

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15

“But in your hearts, revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…”

1 Peter 3:15

Teen Speaker

Mike Riddle

Mike Riddle is the president of Creation Training Initiative. He is a former captain in the United States Marine Corps and a national champion in track and field.  

Mike has traveled to all 50 states and six continents speaking and training Christians about God’s creation, apologetics, and Christian education. Mike and his wife Lesley live in Meridian, Idaho.

Mike will be presenting a series of workshops from his Social Justice, Critical Race Theory and the Bible Seminar. This six-part series includes workshops on; the principles of warfare, the battle for sovereignty, a review of the battles in the 19th-21st centuries, tactics and strategies of culture wars, culture wars and the Bible.

 

Hands-on Learning

GCU LIVE

GCU LIVE offers a unique chance to dive into potential career fields, develop real skills, and learn more about potential areas of study. Lessons are hosted in a virtual classroom setting and feature GCU curriculum designed by the university’s college experts and faculty.

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Justice Studies

In this exciting Justice Studies LIVE Lesson, students have the opportunity to learn about the role of a Criminal Profiler. Criminal Profilers work in the Behavioral Analysis Unit for the FBI. Their goal is to help law enforcement accurately identify and arrest an offender. Students will participate in an activity designed to test their ability to piece together various clues in order to build a profile.

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Team Dynamics

A collaborative activity where students will experience the different stages of developing a team and learning how to capitalize the strengths of each team member. Students will be given the tools to develop their leadership skills through adaptive communication, positive motivation and goal-oriented persistence. This activity includes a group, hands-on activity and a presentation provided by a GCU student.

Not interested in Teen Leaders?
Still want to come?

That’s ok! Teens have the option to attend the convention with their parents and listen to the adult workshops.

Simply select “Teen Convention Attendee” on the registration form. The cost is only $35.