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The Real Freshmen High School Orientation (for Boys)

  • Saturday, August 13, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Teen Center, Presidio YMCA, 1152 Gorgas Avenue, SF (André Salvage and Associates)
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  • Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions always welcome.

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The Real High School Orientation

This afternoon 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?  This program, led by Dorian, shares the real answers that empower students to be true to themselves during a challenging life transition.

From Dorian:

I had a panic attack the evening after my first day of high school orientation. I realized I was stepping into a new paradigm around sex, drugs, gossip, and insecurity, and I felt totally underprepared. I’ve gone on to do significant work in high schools, even at orientations, but there are limitations to what I can talk about there. This workshop is the answer to those limitations. 

We’ll talk honestly about hook up culture, drug culture, porn, bullying, fitting in, privilege, safety, and more. Students will be empowered to face challenges without becoming overwhelmed and resorting to the myriad ways of numbing out and self-medicating. I hope to have your son join us for this important workshop.  Learn more about me 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!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss the curriculum or share any information I need to make sure your son gets the full benefit of this class.

~Dorian Wiederholt Kassar 415-623-0423

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