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The Real Freshmen High School Orientation (for Boys)

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • Saturday, June 04, 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (PDT)
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (PDT)
  • Saturday, June 04, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (PDT)
  • André Salvage and Associates, Presidio YMCA, 1152 Gorgas Avenue (outdoors)
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  • Registration fees are refundable through 4/14/22. Substitutions always welcome.


The Real High School Orientation

This three-session program is for those who identify as young men and who are entering or just completing 9th grade.  See Workshop Outline [link]

From André:

Years ago, I asked each of my children what information they needed to enter and manage the high school.  Their answers were all consistent—Sex, Drugs, Reputation, and Bullies.  Now that I have grandchildren, I ask them the same questions, and the answers are the exact same—How do I deal with the pressures of sex, drugs, fitting in, and the people who try to manipulate, make fun of, or bully me?  Learn more about André here.

From Dorian:

If I had received this program before I started high school, I would have avoided a panic attack on the first day of orientation.  I regularly work in high schools, but there are limitations for what I can address.  With care and sensitivity, André and I will share what students really need to know before starting high school so they can avoid becoming overwhelmed and resorting to unhealthy methods to numb out and self-medicate.  Learn more about Dorian here.

2021 program testimonial:

Conor thoroughly enjoyed speaking with you and was very inspired…He described it as “powerful, mind-breaking and life-changing.” Before today, Conor had a lot of anxiety about starting high school and now he’s excited. Thank you so much!

Most of you know André or Dorian and the work they’ve done over the years.  We believe all of us can see that these skills are important and appreciate you trusting us with your son on how this information will be delivered.

However, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime to discuss the curriculum or any information we need to make sure your son gets the full benefit of this class.

~André Salvage

~Dorian Wiederholt Kassar





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