Register for Journey Into Manhood AND APPLY for FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
(Partial Sponsorships or Payment Plans)
Friday to Sunday, 25 to 27 October 2019
Near Katowice, Poland
What Financial Assistance Is Available?
As a nonprofit organization, we actively raise funds to try to make partial sponsorships (grants) and payment plans available to those who are sincerely committed to participate in our program but cannot afford to pay the full fee.
How Large Are the Sponsorships and How Much Will I Still Have to Pay?
The full regular fee is US$490 (that's about €440). We are able to offer partial sponsorships to a few participants. These range from US$150 (about €135) to US$290 (about €260).
We do not award any 100% sponsorships. If you need more assistance than we can provide, you’ll need to raise those funds on your own.
However, we may be able to arrange a payment plan to give you more time to pay the balance due. (See below.)
What is Eligibility for a Sponsorship or Payment plan Based on?
(1) Your financial need.
(2) Your commitment to your personal growth.
(3) How much funding we currently have available for that particular event.
You’ll need to answer the questions below about monthly income, expenses and commitment.
Can I Get the Early-Registration Discount in Additional to a Sponsorship?
No, it’s one or the other. But if you apply for a sponsorship early enough, we will try to give you a timely response so you can still make the early-bird registration deadline if you need to.
Do You Provide Grants to Help With Flights or Other Travel to the Event?
No. You’ll have to raise those funds on your own.
How Do Payment Plans Work?
When you fill out the application below, just check the box indicating you want a payment plan instead of or in addition to a partial sponsorship.
If you qualify for a payment plan, we will arrange for you to make monthly payments (usually about US$50 or US$100 monthly) to pay the balance due—as long as we receive at least US$200 from you by 15 October 2019. If you are approved for a payment plan, we will help you set up pre-scheduled payments through this same check-processing service that you are using now.
How Do I Apply?
Just fill out the form below and pay a deposit of US$200. This deposit is fully refundable if you do not receive all the financial assistance you need.
If you cannot afford the minimum US$200 deposit right now, pay as much of it as you can and fill out the entire form. We will review your application and give you a decision as soon as we can. However, we won’t send information on the specific location of the event until we receive at least the full US$200 deposit.
When Will I Hear From You?
Usually within about 10 days.
Receiving Detailed Information
After you’ve paid your US$200 deposit and you have accepted any sponsorship or payment plan offered, we will send you a letter by email with detailed information about the specific location, making travel arrangements, what to bring, etc.
In the meantime, in order to plan your travel, you should know:
- The closest major airports are Katowice Airport (about 100 km away) and John Paul II Kraków-Balice Airport (about 125 km away). If you are flying, we encourage you to fly into Katowice, if possible. In heavy traffic, travel from the airport to the retreat center can take up to 3 hours.
- We start at 14.00 (2 p.m.) Friday and end about 17.00 (5 p.m.) Sunday.
- We will try to arrange ride-sharing with other participants from the airport to the site and back, when feasible. You may not have to hire a car from the airport. There will be more information about that in the letter we send you.
Our Refund Policy
If you cancel 30 days OR MORE before the Journey Into Manhood weekend: Your deposit and all registration fees are fully refundable.
If you cancel MORE THAN 10 days but FEWER THAN 30 days before Journey Into Manhood: Your deposit of $250 is NOT refundable; however, we will refund any amount you have paid above that.
If you cancel 10 days OR FEWER before the Journey Into Manhood weekend: Your deposit and registration fees are NOT refundable.
No other refunds apply, except on an exception basis approved by the executive director.