Middle School Program
The journey to being “A” man centers around a continuous discussion about authentic manhood. Some of the opportunities for further discussion are attending chalk talks, listening to guest speakers, participating in community service projects, peer mentoring events, honorable competition, and rite of passage trips. We have continuous discussions on the meaning of our core values: S.I.R. (significance, integrity, and relationships).
Building Men Programs will encompass six parts that will provide a journey into young manhood. Each school can meet their own needs by designing each aspect to meet the needs and culture of the individual school.
Chalk Talk: There are two parts of the Chalk Talk: The PowerPoint presentation of the topic of the week and guest speakers. The PowerPoint presentations include quotes, video clips, discussion prompts and reflective writing. Guest speakers (successful members of our community) will talk with our boys about becoming “A” man, developing the ideas of positive significance, integrity, and valuing, and building relationships. We provide a weekly Building Men Toolbox used to discuss the theme of the week.
Progress Reports: Progress reports will be done by all participant several times over the course of the season to teach them how to monitor the player’s academics and behavior. The progress reports are used to teach goals setting and increase academic achievement.
Honorable Competition: Competition provides many opportunities and demonstrations of character for discussion and reflection. Staff members use the many examples provided through physical activities to discuss and challenge each young boy physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Post- Activity Conference: The boys attend a post-game (activity) conference to talk about sportsmanship, winning humbly, losing graciously, and what activity/competition has taught us about becoming “A” man.
Community Service Projects: These projects are offered during the year provide the boys with an opportunity to learn about the importance of giving back to the community. We are teaching the boys through experience about the importance of helping for others.
Rite of Passage Ceremony: All boys who successfully complete the year will have an opportunity to reinforce the skills and knowledge learned about becoming “A” man. The boys will participate in a day long ceremony geared to discuss the rites of passage from boyhood into being a young man.
To sign up please visit your home school and speak to your Building Men staff or the Main Office.