It is hard to believe that the school year is almost over! That means that it is time to say goodbye to our seniors and hello to our new freshmen! This year, we want to take freshmen transition to a new level, so we are getting a head start on what we are going to do and how we are going to do it.
The biggest transition piece we are doing is a not-so-new event called “Freshmen Frenzy.” It is something that we used to do years ago, but we let it rest for a while. Each year we did Frenzy differently and, keeping with tradition, we are completely rethinking how we are going to do it this year. We are already tossing around a few ideas that include the local high schools, student leaders, volunteers, videos (high school survival tips, etc.), and other fun, inclusive activities to make our freshmen feel known, loved, and welcome in our ministry.
We are so excited to be at the front end of planning what could be one of the most important events we throw all year! We can’t be the only ones rethinking freshmen transition. So here is the question:
What is your ministry doing to transition your incoming freshmen? What worked? What didn’t work?