Compass for Boys — About the Day


  • Lively icebreakers that are sure to get the boys moving, talking, and laughing
  • Four 30-minute breakout sessions that correspond to the Compass points
  • Takeaway items created to remember and reinforce the Compass experience

Your son’s schedule with Zoom links will be emailed to you the night before the workshop. He will be with the same small group throughout the workshop. 

Objectives for 4th Grade

  • Explore what makes us who we are (self-awareness)
  • Develop the ability to recognize, name and manage emotions
  • Explore attributes of a good friend and healthy relationships
  • Learn how our culture’s myths about being male contribute to peer aggression
  • Understand teasing
  • Learn how to respond mindfully instead of reacting emotionally
  • Learn a technique to manage emotions

Objectives for 5th Grade

  • Learn how to handle stress, disappointments, embarrassments and obstacles
  • Explore the concept of healthy personal power and kindness
  • Define empathy and why it’s important
  • Learn to apply the understanding of empathy to everyday situations
  • Learn the difference between fitting in and belonging
  • Learn to recognize and appreciate differences and perspectives of others

Compass for Boys

To help the boys develop their inner compass and apply what they learn at the workshop to their everyday lives, the Compass Curriculum is divided into four segments, corresponding with the directions on a Compass.

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