Boys Achieving More (BAM!)

 

OCTOBER 5TH, 2019 &  APRIL 4TH 2020

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  

FALL SESSION WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5THFROM 10:45am-4:00pm

Participation selection will be by lottery rather than order of registration.

Online form and electronic signatures must be submitted by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th in order to be considered for the fall 

The October 5th Session will be held at Seton Scout Reservation, 363 Riversville Road, in Greenwich.  Attendees are required to attend the full day.  The event will proceed regardless of weather – rain or shine!

Boys Achieving More, or BAM! is a program created and run by the Junior League of Greenwich to facilitate communication with fifth grade boys about concepts of respect, trust, communication and leadership. This program is open only to boys who reside in Greenwich and/or go to school in Greenwich.

To engage the youth, three facilitators from local organizations – Bob D’Angelo from the Greenwich YMCA, Bobby Walker from the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club, and TJ Ramirez from ReachPREP in Stamford, along with the Greenwich Boy Scouts Council – work with the Junior League to design activities to engage the participants in the desired topics of discussion.

Bob D’Angelo (YMCA) and Junior League members create an “Amazing Race” through a portion of the Seton Scout Reservation where the participants walk in line through fallen trees in the woods, throw wood spears against a natural target, throw colored (environmentally friendly) paint powder against a rock, and fall off a log into a rope ladder held by the other participants.  These activities facilitate discussions on trust, health and exercise, balance, focus, and respect for other people, regardless of appearance.

Bobby Walker (Boys & Girls Club) leads a “Survival Skills” workshop with Junior League members where the boys hike a trail through the woods, discussing leadership qualities, what it means to be a good leader, and how to get to know the people around you. The boys will become “lost,” choose a leader from amongst themselves, and find their way back to home base.

TJ Ramirez (ReachPREP) works with the Low Ropes course at Camp Seton and the Junior League members in a workshop focused on trust, communication and teamwork.  Each “climber” will navigate the rock wall, focusing on directions from his peer “spotter” to locate the appropriate hand and feet grips, trusting that the spotter will guide him up the walls and through the course.  Then, the entire group will go to the “Whale Watch,” a large wooden balance board, where they have to work as a team, communicating to balance the board for 60 seconds then get off the board one by one without letting it touch the ground.

  • The program is FREE to the Greenwich community
  • Each session will host 36 fifth grade boys
  • Please direct all inquiries HERE

**Signed release forms by a parent or guardian are required by the Junior League of Greenwich to participate in the BAM! program.**

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