This is a simple idea but I am very excited about the response we have seen from it. Every Thursday night we take sometime for our students to mention the name of the teens we have not seen in awhile. We pray for them and I encourage the students to contact them. Recently we have taken that a step further. We have made and printed a postcard for our student ministry. So now when a student mentions that he or she misses seeing another teen in the youth ministry we give them a postcard to write them a note. After they write the note. they turn it in. and we mail it out for them.
If you are youth pastor and you would like some help please let me know. We have people on our team that might be able to help you with design.