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Note to Friends & Family

Most people who attend a Beginning Experience weekend heard about it through a caring friend, relative, neighbor or coworker. If you are considering Beginning Experience for yourself, we hope you will read on.  If you are exploring this website out of concern for a hurting Mom, Dad, brother, sister or friend, we hope you will read on and share what you learn. You are never too old, too young or too late to attend a Beginning Experience weekend, and neither are the people in your life. So, please;

  • Direct others to our website

  • Contact us for a written brochure or brochures to share

  • Copy the application form and share

  • Consider making a donation or "sponsoring" a friend or relative - a weekend away makes a great birthday, Christmas or anytime gift.  Also consider writing in a United Way pledge to Central Minnesota Beginning Experience during the annual United Way drive.

  • Follow up with friends and family who you think would benefit

  • Talk to a Beginning Experience alumnus if you have questions or concerns

If I hadn't been approached by two different people - one a close friend, another a co-worker - I may never have heard of Beginning Experience. Their encouragement and follow up (okay, maybe just a little prodding) made the difference in my decision. Since my weekend, I've set the goal of getting at least one person I know to go each session and so far I have met my goal. I think it's that important. I encourage you to take the risk - either go yourself or encourage a friend - you'll be really glad you did - Past weekend participant