The Real High School Orientation - for those who identify as young men
Sex and Consent ⧫ Drugs ⧫ Bullies ⧫ Privilege and Racism
Next Session is Saturday August 13, 2022. Register here.
This weekend afternoon program is for those who identify as young men and who are entering or just completing 9th grade.
We’ll discuss important issues in a way that the schools don’t address— truthfully, with real-life answers and ways to face these fears and find the courage to make healthy decisions while still having a reputation that doesn’t label them as weak or cause them to be passively rejected.
Sex and Consent
The pressure to be sexually active, abusive, and predatorial is huge in high schools. This underground but acceptable behavior is not easy to bypass for young men. We will discuss ways to:
Drugs are a natural part of high school. Teens will always find ways to get high. We believe alcohol and drugs should not be ingested until your body is fully grown but also realize the majority of teens (especially boys) will try or practice some form of self-medication. So, we will share both abstinence and wisdom:
There was a big push (which still exists) to stop bullying in schools. The truth is bullying did not ever stop; bullies just learned how to bully better while in-person, and with blasted coding online. Through all this, no one taught our teens the important skills of how to face, manage, and cope with bullies. Not having this skill in life is dangerous and keeps people in victim mode. Here are the skills we will share:
Privilege and Racism
These topics have been labeled taboo over the past year but still impact young men’s relationships and interactions in high school.
Each school has its unwritten and non-verbal relationship to privilege, disadvantage, and racism. If a freshman does not know how to navigate and decode these rules, or the rules are not aligned with their personal values, this can affect their success and well being for the remainder of their time in high school.
We will discuss:
Workshop Leader: Dorian Wiederholt Kassar
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 Dorian here.
Next Session will be August 13, 2022. Register and learn more here.
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