UF-Affiliated youth activities must provide for the appropriate supervision of program participants. These activities must be coordinated in a way that eliminates one-on-one interactions and ensures that adequate staff-to-participant ratios are in place at all times.

In-Person: Staff-to-Participant Ratios

Below are minimum staff-to-participant ratios for in-person UF-Affiliated youth activities. All aspects of the activity should also be taken into account, including the number and age of participants, the location of the activity, the risks associated with the activity, whether housing or travel is involved, and the age and experience of the responsible adults.

Day & Overnight Supervision Requirements

Programs should also establish procedures for the pick-up and drop-off of program participants. More information related to the supervision of minors, including standards for programs with overnight activities can be found in UF’s annual Youth Protection Training (YCS800). Program employees, volunteers, and other individuals working with minors must successfully complete this training prior to the start of program activities.

Additionally, UF-Affiliated youth activities are responsible for providing more than two authorized adults to help ensure appropriate levels of supervision during all online or virtual interactions and communications with minors.

Programs should also establish procedures for registration, waiting rooms, sign-on, chats/communications, recording, monitoring, or removal of participants in online or virtual activities. More information related to the supervision of minors, including standards for programs with online interactions can be found in UF’s annual Youth Protection Training (YCS800). Program employees, volunteers, and other individuals working with minors must successfully complete this training prior to the start of program activities.