Are you ready to have some fun and connect with your child? Now is the time! You will spend the next three years in the program with a tribe; a group of dads with kids of the same age and gender. We have found the optimal number for a tribe is between 6-10 pairs. Many tribes are formed with neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc. of the same age and gender.
Tribe formation timeline
The Y Guides program year loosely mirrors the traditional academic calendar. Each year of Y Guides kicks off with second- and third-year Chiefs Meetings in late August and First-Year Dads Trainings in early September. The Y Guides program year ends with Spring Outing in April and May. First-year tribes are comprised of dads and their first-grade children, second-year tribes are comprised of dads and their second-grade children and third-year tribes are comprised of dads and their third-grade children. Most first-year tribes are formed during the summer leading up to the beginning of the program year, but it's always a good idea to plan in advance. If your child is currently in Kindergarten, we recommend that you begin planning your tribe now so that you'll be ready for the beginning of your first year.
Form a tribe
If you already know a group of dads/daughters or dads/sons that are interested in joining Y Guides, you can form your own tribe! All you have to do is get your tribe's registration forms and payments together and attend the First-Year Dads Training in September.
TRIBE CONNECTION FACEBOOK GROUP
Registration and Payment
All participants must fill out a Y Guides Registration Form, with payment attached. Everyone must attend a First-Year Dads Training, where registration forms and payment must be turned in for the entire Tribe.
Learn more about first-year dads trainings.