A unique opportunity awaits our Year 10 boys and their fathers/male mentors. Later this year, under the guidance of Dr Arne Rubinstein, author of The Making of Men, BGS will hold its first ever whole Year 10 Making of Men program. The program is a contemporary ‘Rite of Passage’, based on years of research and the experiences of Dr Rubinstein and his team, as well as on what we know of our BGS boys and our local context.
The program is focused on bringing out the best in the boys and addresses the physical, emotional and psychological changes happening in boys’ lives, as they transition to becoming young men, in a safe and structured way.
This is one of the most important activities in which a boy and his father/male mentor can participate at this critical time in the boys’ development.
Over the four-day program, the boys and fathers/male mentors will participate in activities and learns skills that will:
- build stronger father son relationships
- develop more confident communication and social skills
- gain higher levels of respect for mothers and women to support future healthy relationships
- increase confidence and self-esteem
- gain skills, tools and experience to become a motivated, responsible and resilient young man.
A significant beneficial aspect of the program is allowing the boys to think about their futures and what they want to do with their lives. It gives them an opportunity to think about what childhood behaviours they are ready to let go of as they move into manhood.
Note: Fathers/male mentors will be required for all four days (three nights) of the program.
Dates for 2018: Tuesday 20 November – Friday 23 November
Location: within 2 hours’ drive of Brighton Grammar School
Note – core program: no additional cost.