The class of 2018 is about to finish high school. The next few months will be filled with excitement, anxiety and a dash of chaos as many head to college and university. Last Saturday, some of these high school grads connected with upper years heading to the same campus this September.

Transition 101 is a collaboration with Ambassadors for Christ, Navigators, Inter Varsity and Power 2 Change. Our objective for this event: for these soon-to-be-frosh to connect with 2-3 others heading to the same campus over the coming weeks so they have friends they can already meet up with in September.

With the generosity of Wycliffe College in providing their facilities, we gathered over 100 grads, campus reps, parents, youth leaders and staff.

Our MCs Mackenzie and Matthew started their day with an epic battle of rock/paper/scissors (campus style). Grads had time within their campus groups to ask questions, connect with those upper years and gain tips & tricks. Parents, meanwhile, learned from Don Corry (Navigators) on the next stage of parenting.

This year, we offered five workshop options:

  • Managing Mental Health (with Nina Cavey)
  • Discerning Your Direction (Eugenia Duodu)
  • Having Faith(ful) Conversations (Jon Topping)
  • University Life Hacks (Evelyn Mak)
  • Finding Your Rhythm (Vera Ivakina)

Grads and upper years got to learn new insights from these specialists.

After a filling lunch from Paramount Food, campuses went head-to-head in a series of challenges from an obstacle course, Lip Sync Battle, an engineering challenge and the Cheetos Toss.

Five panelists shared their experiences and words of wisdom with the grads. Topics ranged from academics to university life to spiritual growth.

Our day ended with a time of prayer. Each campus was paired with another, and they took turns praying for one another. Then we had all the grads in the middle and prayed a commissioning upon them.

We pray the class of 2018 would not just survive the next four years, but would thrive in their relationship with Jesus beyond themselves to those around them.