We are a 501(c)3 organization that every year depends on many volunteers in order to make the event a success. There are several ways you can help support the NWA Beautiful Girls Retreat, including sponsorship, donations, volunteering, prayer, and nominations. All donations are tax-deductible!
Sponsor a Girl
Each year, many girls are financially unable to attend the retreat. The cost for the retreat covers all the girl's meals, dynamic teaching from multiple speakers, worship, meals, snacks, photo sessions, overnight lodging, breakout sessions, giveaways, and beauty packages. By partnering with generous sponsors we were able to include foreign exchange students, students from foster homes, and girls who experienced transitions due to divorce, a family member's loss of a job, and financial needs.
Your sponsorship will be tax-deductible!
You are welcome to write a note or written prayer for your girl, showing her throughout the retreat that she is cared for and special!
We value our volunteers! The most important people ore often times the ones behind the scenes--we always need help in areas of decoration, clean up, registration/check-in, greeting girls as they arrive, teatime, photography, assembling of snack baskets and gifts, and mentoring and chaperoning attendees. Brothers and dads are a huge help every year. They can help us at the time of the retreat in order to assist in bellhop. The guys will dress in classic black and white attire and help carry luggage to the rooms, help set-up the rooms, and open the doors for the girls and guests. They can also help us by loading and unloading everything from our trailer and help prepare the stage!
Please contact us if you would like to help! We invite families, church groups, individuals, and corporations to join us in serving the community. We offer community service hours to those who can join!
Even if you can't attend the retreat, we know that there is power in prayer! Please act as a prayer warrior for us--pray for our volunteers, our girls, and all of those who will hear about this retreat. We want to see life change!
This year we have a special room dedicated solely to prayer. Girls will be able to go through this interactive part of the retreat and go through the process of A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication) and experience this new way of prayer, led by a team of friendly and sincere women.
Mentor or Chaperone
Going through the retreat as a mentor or a chaperone allows you the time needed to encourage and mentor young women! There will be five girls to a room and you will be matched with the age group you will be most comfortable with and get to be in on the fun experiences! Year after year we have truly seen that chaperones get such a big take away and are blessed with special sessions just for themselves! Through this time, you will participate in a weekend getaway but also be stretched and poured into.
If you are interested in chaperoning, please contact us, or indicate so on your sign up.
World Changer Award
We presented the “NWA Beautiful Girls World Changer Award” for the third year at the 2017 retreat! Each year we will present this award to a student who has shown exemplary and creative service for God’s Kingdom, and it can be used to fund her mission. If you would like to contribute to this award, please contact us and fill out an application, which is linked below. Also, feel free to nominate a student and then submit an application to us. In 2015 a $1,000 award was given to Jennifer Holmes-Smith, a University of Arkansas graduate with a double major in Civil Engineering and French, who then lived abroad and helped support a missionary family. She trained in discipling in Rwanda and Kenya, Africa. The award went to install a well in Tanzania, Africa to a village that had no access to water.
In 2016 the award went to sisters Marjorie and Genevieve Jackson--two girls who invest in others through visual arts, worship, and missions. Marjorie has written a book, "The Greatest Book You've Never Read" and is authoring a second, both teaching on the importance of God's Word and how amazing it is! Both girls are also recording their very own covers and music to glorify God. The two recently traveled on a mission trip to bring people the Word of God. The girls will continue to use their gifts and talents to speak about God's goodness!
In 2017 Emma Mae Jenkins received our Award--Emma is a junior at Bentonville High School, she sings in the A Capella choir, and is the Junior Class President. Miss Emma is the manager of the BHS girls soccer team, and she is the Co-Leader of the OutReach for Christ Club. Her vision is to lead her generation into having a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. She makes the most of every opportunity not only in her everyday encounters, but also through social media, YouTube, and her blog as she speaks and shares the light of her Redeemer to those all over the world. Emma is traveling with the Word of God and is planning to do big things in Jesus' Name so that others can hear the Good News!