Mentoring is an essential component of the formation that Sauganash offers. This individual attention reflects our conviction that each person’s path, abilities, and struggles are unique. We, therefore, place particular emphasis on self-knowledge so that everyone who comes to Sauganash can learn how to rely on his strengths and overcome his weaknesses to best love and serve those around him.
Every boy is forming his character and choosing the man he will become by his actions. The activities and mentoring at Sauganash are designed to help young men develop the habits necessary for a life pursuing ideals, especially self-mastery, responsibility, making and keeping commitments, and working hard.
Forging character means forming the person as a whole. At Sauganash, everyone is challenged to live a unity of life that sees all his actions – even the most insignificant – as opportunities to pursue his highest ideals. We strive to make all activities at Sauganash, not just the times of direct instruction, but also playing sports, setting up and cleaning up, even the birthday celebrations, occasions to overcome oneself, live for others, and grow in character.
Education in Freedom
Exercising and respecting freedom is paramount to a happy life. Present in all the formation we offer at Sauganash is a reliance on making free choices, motivated by a desire for the good, rather than acting merely out of a sense of duty or fear of repercussion. We emphasize helping young men take ownership for their decisions by learning to exercise good judgement and to take prudent risks.