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Freshman Leadership Workshops 2019-20

Dear Freshmen and Freshman Parents,

Over the course of this year, each Fordham Prep freshman is required to participate in one of several Leadership Workshops at the Prep. These workshops are designed to build trust, confidence and teamwork, to encourage critical thinking, creativity and decision making, as well as to be fun! Each group spends one afternoon at the Prep reflecting on what they find important, engaging in discussions and participating in various activities. The activities range from building things with unusual materials to adapted low ropes course initiatives in which they may decide to solve a problem by lifting one another through an obstacle. The activities challenge them to make difficult decisions, to support each other, to work together in pursuit of goals and to think outside of the box. The freshmen should come prepared to talk about things, to build things and to play outside a bit.

This year, your son may select from workshops held on Tuesday afternoons and Sunday afternoons. The Tuesday afternoon workshops begin at 3:15 pm and finish by 9 pm. The Sunday afternoon workshops will meet at 10:50 to attend Mass at the University Church prior to the workshop which will run from 12 noon until 6 pm. Dress for the workshops is comfortable and casual: depending on the weather the boys may be busy doing things outside as well as inside. Dinner or lunch and snacks are provided.

Please use the link below before September 10th to request workshop dates. As you choose a date, please consider sports and activities as well as academic commitments, and mark three dates that would work for your son. We do our best to accommodate all date requests. Those who do not submit date requests by September 10th will be assigned dates where there is space. Parents will receive an email in September with the date assignments.


2019-2020 Workshop Dates

Tuesday September 24
Tuesday October 1
Tuesday October 8
Tuesday October 15
Tuesday October 22
Tuesday October 29
Tuesday November 5
Sunday November 17
Tuesday November 19
Tuesday March 3
Tuesday March 10
Tuesday March 24
Sunday, March 29
Tuesday March 31

If you have any questions or concerns about scheduling or about what the boys will be doing, please contact Ms.Dempsey (dempseya@fordhamprep.org).

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