The Building Men Program will provide different opportunities for growth in the program for Building Men middle and high school students. Our hope is to expand each young men’s definition of manhood and their role in our community. These events are designed to further develop a fellowship of young men that will work together on the journey to manhood.
Mid-Winter Break Community Service – A Building Men tradition for over a dozen years, over mid-winter break. The boys come together to play various physical activities, eat lunch, make friends and most importantly make bag lunches for the homeless men of Syracuse. The young men make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and pack the bag lunches with chips, cookies, crackers, and inspirational notes. The young give first and receive second.
Mid-Winter Break 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament – All schools are invited to bring teams of three or four young men from their Building Men Programs for a fun day of basketball and character. The day starts with open gym warmups, and registration, creating the round robin bracket and the Building Men Creed. The round robin tournament is played to seed the teams for the single elimination tournament. The young men enjoy lunch followed by the 3 v 3 tournament. The tournament is followed by the presentation of character coins and trophies.
Mini Lock In – Some middle schools spend the evening (3:00 to 9:00 pm) building relationships and memories. The Lock in features, basketball, dinner, alumni speakers, character activities, and dodgeball games.