1. How much are
Passport 2 Purpose public retreats and workshops?
1-day retreats are $99 per person.
Public workshop fees:
$99 for 1 day
$150 for 2 days
$225 for 3 days
| These prices include a full-color copy of the book.|
2. How much does it cost to develop and
offer a custom retreat or workshop?
Custom retreat and workshop fees are negotiated
with clients and depend on numbers of participants, numbers
of days, and preparation time required to adapt the
Passport 2 Purpose program for your
3. What is included in the price for
attending a retreat or workshop?
Day programs include color Passport 2
Purpose book/journal, healthy continental
breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.
Evening programs include color Passport 2
Purpose book/journal,dinner, and snack.
4. Who comes to your retreats and
Every age from teens to seniors enjoys our
- Retreats and workshops may be designed to meet the
needs of families, couples, friends, teens,
young–older adults, and small groups.
- We may
work with businesses, schools, colleges, mentoring
programs, parent groups, counselors, youth pastors, and
various volunteer or community service organizations to
design and provide programs tailored to particular
- Family groups have found the retreat experience
5. Explain public and custom
retreats and workshops.
Public retreats and workshops are broadly
posted and available for anyone to attend. You may recruit
friends, colleagues, or family members to register, making
a Passport 2 Purpose event your own special
Custom programs are specially developed with clients to
meet particular goals and criteria.
from 8–14 people.
6. How was Passport 2
For more than two decades, the authors helped
organizations, schools, churches, and businesses start
effective and enduring mentoring programs for children,
teens, and adults. Each time, we defined questions that we
wanted to help “mentees” answer.
A stark reality hit
home every time. Even we adults were hard pressed to answer the
questions we wanted children to answer: Who are you, really?
Who do you want to become? What are your beliefs and
values? Do your actions line up with your beliefs? Do you
have a sense of purpose or destiny for your life? Who is
writing your life story? Do you make a difference in the
lives of others?
We discovered that most of us were not living balanced
and healthy lives. We lacked knowledge and strategies to
define our beliefs and values, to own personal boundaries
and enjoy healthy relationships, and to recognize and
manage our feelings. We agreed that we were lost in life
— we needed help to take control of our lives, find
our sense of purpose, and feel excitement and joy again.
The Passport 2 Purpose book arose from the
experiences and workshops provided for families, teachers,
mentors, and mentees over these years. Retreats, workshops,
and courses are a natural way for helping youth and adults
utilize the book and begin the journey of learning,
reflecting, and taking back the pen to be the author of
their own life stories.
7. What is Michigan Reach
MRO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It
oversees all aspects of Passport 2 Purpose
programs, consulting, and services to promote mentoring and
community coalitions. It also retains authorship rights to
8. Who leads retreats and workshops or
Retreats and workshops are co-led by the three
authors. Courses are taught primarily by the
author who has been a teacher in previous lives in schools,
universities, corporations, and government-sponsored programs.
9. What will we do at retreats, workshops
Relax. Reflect. Learn. Plan.
is designed to help you embark on a journey that will open
new ideas, knowledge, skills, and strategies for living
your life with purpose and joy. We try to provide peaceful
settings and opportunities for you to enjoy nature.
You will have opportunities to learn with
the whole group, share with break-out small groups, and
go off by yourself for personal reflection time.
Passport 2 Purpose is both your “textbook”
for the day and, more importantly, your personal journal
where you can write down discoveries, memories, thoughts,
goals and strategies to move forward.
More than anything else, you will be given the gift of
- Time for learning and sharing
- Time for self-examination
- Time for reflection and writing in a journal
- Time to create a plan to get from where you are to
where you want to go in life
- Time to relax and “chill out”!