Ignite Your Torch Northwest is a nonprofit 501(c)3. All donations are tax deductible.

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GROUP LEADERS

Group Leaders take action in making Ignite Your Torch a reality for their group.

 

Learn about the 5 responsibilities a Group Leader has.

Deadlines for Group Leaders

April 30: 

Online registration (for each participant) due to secure early registration fee. All prices increase $30 after April 30th.

May 31: 

Final deadline for registration.

June 15:

Final payment for group members' remaining balance due. (One check, from group/parish leader). 

June 30:

Final deadline for housing chart, substitutions, and Group Safe Environment Form.

Payment Options for Groups

 

  1. (Most common option) Parents register and pay deposit online with final payment collected by group leader. With this option, group leaders receive email notifications every time someone registers in their group, which includes the amount the participant still needs to pay. An invoice for your entire group is sent after registration closes. The group leader collects final payments from parents and mails one check to us for the total remaining balance. 

  2. Group leader collects all payments. With this option, the group leader collects all payments (including deposits) and mails one check to us for the total balance.

    • Final payment due June15

    • Contact us to set up a special code for your participants so that they don't have to pay the deposit when registering online.

  3. Parents register and make full payment online.
     

Student to Chaperone Ratio:

 

The adult chaperone to teen ratio is 1:8 of the same gender (ex: at least one adult male is required for every eight males). If you are short on male or female chaperones, please contact us and we will try to put you in touch with a group that may be able to combine with you for purposes of same gender adult supervision in the dorms.

THE FIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A GROUP LEADER:

1) Set Up Your Group for Online Registration

Each participant must attend with a group, which they select from the list on the registration form.  Contact us to get your group set up for registration, and let us know your payment preference so we can set up special codes if necessary. We'll need the name and contact info of your group leader.
 

2) Recruit

Utilize these promotional materials to help get your group excited to register:

*New to Ignite? Let us host an Informational Night for you!

We will come to your parish youth group to give a 15 – 30 minute presentation (videos, testimonies, Q&A), complete with free pizza! Contact us to set up your free Ignite Pizza Night.
 

3) Register

After promotions, get your chaperones and students to register online. If you prefer to collect registration data by paper form, please note that groups leaders are responsible for entering data into the online registration form. Paper forms sent to CUL-NW cannot be accepted
Please remind your group members of the registration deadlines!
 

4) Make Final Payment and Choose Rooming Arrangements.

A rooming chart and final invoice is sent by the first week of June. Final payment for group is due June 15th. Rooming arrangements, substitutions, and the Group Safe Environment Form are all due by June 30th.
 

5) Prepare Teens & Chaperones to Attend

As a group leader, you serve as the point of contact and coordinator for your group. Ignite staff will communicate important information as the event approaches that you'll need to pass along to all your group members. This includes packing lists, dress code and code of conduct reminders, etc. 

  • Please ensure all adult leaders understand their responsibilities and Code of Conduct, and that they are in compliance with the Safe Environment/Virtus requirements of their (Arch)Diocese by the time of the conference. 

  • Plan and coordinate transportation to and from the event, as well as lunch on Thursday and Sunday (not provided at the conference). 

  • *Remember*: your diocese likely requires you to have a permission slip on file for each participant (this is separate from the online registration we have on file).

Lastly, during the conference you are responsible for the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of your teens as they experience this event. Ignite staff and volunteers are here to help, but the primary responsibility is with you as their caretaker and leader. Know where they are, what they need, and help to foster an genuine encounter with Christ.

Remember, YOU ROCK and we can't do it without you!!