The youth are placed into groups based on grade and gender. We try our best to honor all small group requests. We try to limit the number of kids in a group to 10 because we have found that smaller groups work best for bonding. Sometimes, this makes adding kids to groups difficult. We may not be able to honor all requests, but we will do our best! If your middle schooler was not in fusion last year AND did not make a small group request, it is possible their group will change as we seek to balance out the small groups.