Flight Plan

Flight Plan offers boys and young men a definition and vision of manhood that can help them to make wise choices during their teenage years and beyond. It frankly and authentically discusses a number of issues they will face, including friendships and peer pressure, drinking and drugs, girls and dating, puberty and sex, and school and family relationships. The book has grown out of the Building Boys, Making Men program at Presbyterian Day School (PDS), a 630 student boys’ school in Memphis. The Building Boys, Making Men program teaches PDS boys a definition of manhood (“A real man glorifies God by seeking an adventuresome life of purpose and passion as he protects and serves others”) and seven virtues of manhood. 6th grade boys take a year-long seminar that focuses on the question of what it means to be a man and includes in depth teaching on many of the changes, challenges and temptations they will be facing as teenagers. Numerous families, schools and churches have, over the years, asked if they could obtain this unique curriculum being taught to the boys of PDS. Flight Plan is our way of sharing what PDS has learned about boys and men in the last 60 years from our research, mentoring and ministry to over 3,300 boys. Flight Plan, we believe, can help boys become better men, husbands and fathers one day by giving them a godly vision for manhood and a clear plan for getting there. We encourage boys and their parents, especially fathers, to read and discuss it initially in middle school, and then to refer back to it during high school. You can order the book here.