Guys that Stand UP in our Peaks & Valley's Leadership Retreats:
Our Peaks & Valley's Leadership Retreats are designed to support boys in 5th-8th grade through the normal challenges of adolescence. By offering our peer-to-peer mentoring programs, teens and pre-teens build confidence, make new friends and find healthy new solutions and productive outlets all while having a whole lot of fun! The members of Men Moving Mountains are passionate about prevention and driven to help “healthy kids stay healthy”. We have a great team of outstanding high school mentors who gladly volunteer their time to provide leadership and healthy role modeling during our Peaks & Valley's Retreats. These members also receive extensive leadership training, water safety training and are CPR certified. Our retreats offer a truly unique way to spend a Saturday and a place to gain invaluable leadership and life skills. We offer a dynamic set of programming developed to suit a wide array of interests and learning styles ranging from games, music, small group discussion and workshops, and outdoor and physical activities like beach days, fishing, put-put golfing, and even paddle boarding and biking! We invite you to join us and find the kind of friends, support and skillset that will last you for a lifetime!
This group's mission is to provide a space in which boys can learn to express themselves while having fun connecting with others. The high school leaders offer a unique perspective on the difficulties of adolescence and provide input based on their personal experiences. Through our peer to peer mentoring, we hope to foster the next generation of leaders.
Participants of Peaks & Valley's are given the opportunity to engage in the following:
- Paddle Boarding
- Fishing Excursions
- Group Discussions
- Scavenger Hunts
- Playing Games
- Having Fun
- Making Life Long Friends
- And Much More……
What are the benefits for participating in Peaks & Valley's?
The participants of Peaks & Valley's are provided a time when they can unplug from social media to create meaningful relationships with retreaters and leaders alike. The organization's policy of inclusion strengthens each boy's sense of identity while improving their self-image. We have built the confidence of younger boys by creating an environment in which everyone can feel valued.
When do Peaks & Valley's take place and what is the cost?
Peaks & Valley's are scheduled 4 times a year, from 10:30am-3pm and are designed as an opportunity for elementary and middle school girls to be involved in the full tier of peer-to-peer mentoring. The Peaks and Valley's Leadership Retreat is $385 a year, or $105 per session, which includes programming facilitated by licensed and/or trained professionals, supplies, activities; such as group discussions, films, role plays, community speakers/presenters, games, community service involvement, a snack and our outdoor activity for the day, plus of course~ friendships for life!
The only thing not included is lunch!