Notes from a Man...

  1. Never hit anyone unless you feel like you’re in danger. 
  2. Look a person in the eye when you are speaking to them.  
  3. Make sure your handshake is firm, not hard. 
  4. Exercise makes for a calmer, healthier you.
  5. Run, lift, and play. 
  6. Learn how to tie a tie. 
  7. Greet others when you walk into a room.  
  8. Never wear a clip-on-tie. 
  9. Have a suit in your closet.  
  10. Always appear confident, even when you aren’t.  
  11. Be conscious of your body language and facial expressions. 
  12. Stand to shake someone’s hand. 
  13. Never ask for an application or turn in an application looking unprofessional.  
  14. Never lend anything you not willing to let go of. 
  15. Keep a spare shirt and underwear with you at all times. 
  16. Being a man is more than what is between your legs. 
  17. Walk with your head up and shoulders back, not looking at your feet. 
  18. Find your passion and figure out how to utilize it for success.
  19. Everyone deserves respect until they prove otherwise. 
  20. The most important thing you can learn is personal responsibility.
  21. Bad things happen, it’s your job to overcome them. 
  22. The first one to anger always loses. 
  23. Never stop learning.  
  24. Life is a game of Chess, not Checkers. 
  25. Do what needs to be done without complaining. It will not speed the process up. 
  26. Only change to make you happy, not someone else.
  27. If you are the smartest person in the room, your in the wrong room.  
  28. Girls find confidence attractive. 
  29. Enjoy your life, it's the only one you have.  
  30. Shoes will not make you funnier, more handsome, or educated. What will is your personality and choices.

The Adolescent Male

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Boys are often seen as simplistic individuals who are either silent or angry with minimal needs such as playing, shoes, clothes, video games or a desire to be like an athlete or entertainer. Boys are not this simple, they are often complicated and want conflicting things. Their anger and silence is typically a mask to keep people away because they have been hurt or mistrust the people around them. The moment you take the anger, frustration, aggression, silence at face value is the moment you look the boy in which you are engaging. Allow us to help you or someone you know, help their young male. It is not our goal to fix your boy but to help you work with us to understand him and what he may be going through, which will allow you to connect with him so he sees you as an ally and not an adversary.


Creating Pathways to Destinations

Adolescent Male Leadership Group

  • begins Saturday April 11th
  • Group I: Grades 5th-7th
    • 3:00pm-3:45pm
  • Group II: Grades 8th-10th
    • 4:00pm-4:45pm

Often times adolescents feel alone in what they are going through, which can prevent them from making better choices. At this stage in their development, peer interactions mean everything to them. They confide in and rely on their peers to guide them, no matter the outcome of the advice. Because of this, we have chosen to see adolescents in a group setting rather than individually. Our adolescent groups provide a safe environment for them to realize that they are not alone, that their feelings are normal, that they have the ability to change and they have positive support around them by peers to do so.

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