Missions

Apogee offers a variety of high-quality modules. Explore the options below or contact us for more information.

Apogee Program Overview

Through carefully thought out and tested methods, we have crafted this program to provide stability in the ever-changing landscape our young men see today. Check out the resources below alongside our 12 month outline and enroll today.

12 Month Outline

Take a look at our 12-month outline and what you will be doing on a month-to-month basis in the Apogee Mentorship Program.

Module 1: Become the Gentleman

Theme: The Hero’s Journey

  • Participants will engage in 4 Socratic discussions with peers utilizing the rules of engagement. These rules are designed to teach the structure and principles of civil discourse, allowing for in-depth conversations around real-world issues. Topics covered can include everything from the election and the government response to COVID-19 to socialism in Venezuela and the value of college. Program mentors will join some of these conversations.
  • Participants will engage in 5 workouts per week, logging their performance for comparison later on in the year.
  • Participants will read through a book designed to help the young men find a purpose in their own Hero’s Journey, and engage in 4 conversations around the material they have read. Program mentors will join some of these conversations.
  • Participants will engage in a 30-day project designed to develop their personal leadership skills at home and to challenge themselves to create a set of standards that they will live by, and hold others accountable to.
  • Participants will engage in a 30-day challenge that shifts how they view the outside world, but, more importantly, shifts how the outside world views them. They will document their journey into “gentlemanly” behavior.
  • Participants will engage in a weekly Q&A session with one or more of the program mentors in a group setting. No questions are off-limits.
Module 2: Build Your Reputation

Theme: Developing the Habits of Leadership

  • Participants will engage in 4 Socratic discussions with peers utilizing the rules of engagement. 4 more relevant topics will be discussed designed to drive civil discourse, even in the midst of disagreement.
  • Participants will continue to exercise 5 times a week, logging all performance.
  • Participants will read through a book designed to examine their personal habits, and help them to implement positive habits that will propel them forward in their journeys to become men of honor. They will engage in 4 conversations around the material they have read, with program mentors joining some of these conversations.
  • Participants will engage in weekly Q&A sessions with one or more of the program mentors in a group setting.
  • Participants will take on and document a 30-day challenge where they will learn to connect with and glean wisdom from other leaders in their community, or in fields of interest.
  • Participants will take on a 30-day project where they will begin a personal portfolio of work that will be able to be used for anything from college applications to job applications.
Module 3: Be Ready

Theme: Becoming the Protector

  • Workouts will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Socratic discussions will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Q&A will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Reading: Participants will take on a book that engages what it means, from a tribal perspective, to be good at being a man, which is quite different than just being a good man. 4 discussions around this topic.
  • 30-day project: Failing to plan is planning to fail. This 30-day project will be to create action plans in case of potential emergencies in the home, or in other places that the young hero would attend on a normal basis.
  • 30-day challenge: Take a look at some of the local heroes in our communities by interviewing and diving into the mindset of local LEO, Fire, and Military members or vets. How does a protector live, serve, and think?
Module 4: Command the Room

Theme: Logic and Communication in an Age of Unreason

  • Workouts will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Socratic discussions will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Q&A will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Reading: Participants will take on a book (and have 4 conversations around the material) that discusses having the ability to think, rationally, and speak, civilly, in a time of obvious unreason. 
  • 30-day project: Participants will engage in a project designed to show how to approach obtaining employment in the 21st century in a way that puts them at a massive advantage over the rest of the population
  • 30-day challenge: Participants will take on a mentally taxing challenge, engaging in a public speaking scenario designed to challenge perceived limitations, and light a fire of self-confidence.
Module 5: Get Creative

Theme: Following the Footsteps of Great Men Before You

  • Workouts will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Socratic discussions will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Q&A will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Reading: Participants will dive into possibly the greatest strategy book of all time when it comes to conflict and competition
  • 30-day project: Learn to develop the ultimate mentorship group in creating your own personal mastermind who will empower you to make decisions, and quite literally create the human you’d like to be. 
  • 30-day challenge: A challenge of epic proportions, based on one of the most amazing entrepreneurial stories of our time. Do you have the creativity to achieve the seemingly impossible?
Module 6: The Alter-Ego Undercover

Theme: Building Resilience

  • Workouts will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Socratic discussions will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Q&A will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Reading: Arguably the most intense book you will tackle in the program; learn to dominate your inner voice, and use your body to enforce the growth in your mind. A complete mindset shift around what “hard” really is. 
  • 30-day project: Completion of an SDR project.
  • 30-day challenge: This challenge will up your philanthropy and allow your newfound definition of “hard” to be put to the test in a practical and helpful way.
Module 7: Manskills

Theme: Mental Endurance

  • Workouts will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Socratic discussions will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Q&A will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Reading: This month tackles a harrowing and miraculous voyage that is the epitome of heroism
  • 30-day project: There's a lot of small, valuable skills that the innovation of the world today has caused us to forget or not prioritize until it's too late. This month, you're going to gain as many of these skills as possible.
  • 30-day challenge: You’d be surprised to find out how much you DON’T pay attention to the world around you. A protector is always aware of what his surroundings will be (before he gets there), as well as his surroundings in the present moment. This challenge will force you to focus on your surroundings and truly begin to pay attention to the world around you.
Module 8: Hone Your Inner Warrior

Theme: The Mindset of a Warrior

  • Workouts will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Socratic discussions will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Q&A will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Reading: This month, you will dive into the mindset of what separates the good, the great, and the absolute elite. From athletics to the business world, you’ll see what it takes to be someone that truly earns the status of “legendary”
  • 30-day project: Completion of an SDR project.
  • 30-day challenge: Greatness requires a lot of humility, and the willingness to learn from those who have come before us. This month’s challenges will put you in the service of others who may need physical help, but who can impart the sort of wisdom that only life provides.
Module 9: The Stoic Mind

Theme: Embracing Obstacles

  • Workouts will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Socratic discussions will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Q&A will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Reading: This book will change the way you look at obstacles in your life, and bring the wisdom of the classical stoics into the 21st century
  • 30-day project: Completion of an SDR project.
  • 30-day challenge: As you gain the wisdom that stoicism has to offer, you’ll be challenged to take on a challenge to impart your wisdom through the mentorship of another. Just like it takes 9 months to create a human, you’ll emerge in your 9th month of this program in a way that allows you to directly mentor another.
Module 10: Get After It

Theme: Developing Discipline

  • Workouts will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Socratic discussions will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Q&A will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Reading: This month’s reading will take you inside one of the most elite units on the planet, and show you how the principles adopted by the best of the best can be applied to own all outcomes in your life. 
  • 30-day project: Completion of an SDR project.
  • 30-day challenge: This month kicks off your final challenge. While it will easily incorporate all you are already doing, it will take an extra level of discipline, and test the mindset that has been developed over the course of the year so far.
Module 11: Freedom = Responsibility

Theme: Personal Responsibility

  • Workouts will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Socratic discussions will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Q&A will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Reading: Becoming a sovereign individual is something we all strive for, but few want to take on the correlating responsibility that comes along with that. This month will focus on harnessing all you’ve learned in order to move forward with a gameplan to maintain your newfound freedom. 
  • 30-day project: Completion of an SDR project.
  • 30-day challenge: Continuation of the previous month.
Module 12: Strategize the Gameplan

Theme: A New Creation

  • Workouts will be in the same format as previous modules. Coming into the home stretch, you will be a different physical specimen.
  • Socratic discussions will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Q&A will be in the same format as previous modules.
  • Reading: The final book is the most complicated of the bunch and will test your mind. Be prepared to awaken to the reality of all you have accomplished in the last 12 months, and have a gameplan for moving forward. 
  • 30-day project: Completion of an SDR project.
  • 30-day challenge: As you come to the end of the 75-day challenge you’ve taken on since month 10, you’ll reflect on all you have accomplished over the last 12 months, and create and document the person you’ve become, and what is next in your hero’s journey.
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Recommended Reading

1 book per month, with a weekly reading schedule, culminating in a team conversation around takeaways.

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  • Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris (month 1)
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear (month 2)
  • The Way of Men by Jack Donovan (month 3)
  • Don’t Burn This Book by Dave Rubin (month 4)
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu (month 5)
  • Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins (month 6)
  • Endurance by Alfred Lansing (month 7)
  • Relentless by Tim Grover (month 8)
  • The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday (month 9)
  • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink (month 10)
  • Sovereignty by Ryan Michler (month 11)
  • 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson (month 12)

Socratic Conversations

Weekly conversations around a topic of interest with engagement from Apogee's leadership.

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  1. Student loan crisis- could this have been avoided?
  2. Is socialism the cause of the downfall of Venezuela?
  3. Legalization of marijuana good or bad?
  4. Is Capitalism good?
  5. Lab-Grown Meat
  6. Social Security
  7. Should NASA be double funded?
  8. Should we tax the rich?
  9. Is poor food for kids child abuse?
  10. Gov’t Role in protecting the environment?
  11. Were liberties trampled in the handling of COVID 19?
  12. Death Penalty?
  13. Is abortion murder?
  14. Were the riots over George Floyd justified?
  15. Too many people or not enough food?
  16. Is hunting ethical?
  17. Are government schools good or bad?
  18. Free speech and political correctness?
  19. Will robots take jobs?
  20. Are mandatory vaccines a good thing or an assault on freedom?
  21. Should gay marriage be a legal issue?
  22. Is the welfare system good or bad?
  23. Teenage workload- do we expect too much or not enough of teens?
  24. Hook up culture and sex ed
  25. Should social media platforms have the right to censor?
  26. Should we defund the police?
  27. Is college necessary?
  28. Gun Control
  29. Are video games net positive or negative?
  30. Illegal Immigration
  31. Offshore drilling
  32. Banning Fracking
  33. Transgender rights
  34. Stem Cell Research
  35. Human Cloning
  36. Cigarettes and vaping
  37. Artificial Intelligence
  38. Does God Exist?
  39. Organic vs non-organic food
  40. Does tech make us lazy?
  41. Cell phones in school
  42. Influence of TV and Music
  43. Animal testing ethics
  44. Mandated military service
  45. If you had to delete one of the Bills of Rights, which would it be?
  46. Legalize the sale of human organs?
  47. Euthanasia?
  48. Lower the drinking age?
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30-Day Challenges

To develop habits around morals and ethics, expose weaknesses and fears, daily disciplines, and more.

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  1. Manners Matter Challenge - 30 Days saying yes sir, yes ma’am, shaking hands and opening doors for others. CEO’s tell me over and over, sales are made, jobs are offered, and promotions are given. Male/Female of any age…yes sir, yes ma’am, shake hands, eye contact open doors. Document the feedback.
  2. CEO Interview Challenge - Locate or email 3 business owners or entrepreneurs and ask for 10 minutes for a school project, and ask these 3 questions: What are the qualities you’d look for in a young hire today? What are the skills that have helped you most in becoming who you are? Where are you working on improving? – Is there anything I can do to help in order to thank you for your time?
  3. LEO and First Responder Interview Challenge - What made you want to take on this job? What is the hardest part? The best? What do you wish people knew that they don’t?
  4. Public Speaking Challenge - Rotary, Lions Club, Toastmasters, Church, Local Group….at least 20 people in the audience….your topic: why character and personal responsibility matter to you.
  5. Paperclip Challenge
  6. Free Labor Challenge - 1x per week… mow a stranger or neighbors lawn, cutting down a tree, pulling weeds, etc.
  7. Kim’s Game Challenge
  8. Shelter or Hospice Challenge
  9. Coach or Mentor Someone Else Challenge - Younger sibling? Someone at school? Someone in the neighborhood? Help a business set up social media?
  10. 75 Hard Challenge
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  12. 75 Hard Challenge - Finish and sign up for a competition or moving forward with a gameplan and graduation event.

Monthly Projects

Creating tangible products and/or experiences that will help shape the future.

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  1. Lead the creation of family meetings and family rules.
  2. Create a digital leadership portfolio on Pathbrite and/or MTC.
  3. Home Escape Route - Create a plan for the home.
  4. Learn to obtain an apprenticeship.
  5. Creating a personal mastermind.
  6. Create the "Alter-Ego"
  7. Learn the basic man-skills
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