The Elements is a four-year program that provides today’s young men with the elements of professional and personal excellence they need to be the leaders of society tomorrow. Through a curriculum of classes, one-on-one mentoring, interactive sessions, and career presentations by successful professionals, The Elements challenges students not only to excel academically, but also to stand out among their peers in character, breadth of vision, and a magnanimous spirit of service.
Each student is assigned a mentor who will meet individually with him between the monthly sessions. The mentor guides the students in applying the principles taught in class and helps them set important and practical goals. Mentoring sessions last 45 minutes and will take place at Wespine.
|The Big Picture Seminar|
|(for Freshmen and Sophomores)|
Underclassmen need to establish the right priorities early in high school. Each session includes a talk on key choices students will need to make, followed by an interactive activity that stresses analytical thinking, communication, and teamwork.
|September 15||Aiming High For College: The College Application Process|
|October 20||Studying for Success|
|November 17||Choosing Extracurricular Activities|
|December 15||Career Considerations|
|January 19||Summer Jobs|
|February 16||Culture: The World of Books|
|March 16||Character and Maturity|
|May 18 ||Leaders of Tomorrow|
|The Professional Seminar|
|(for Juniors and Seniors)|
High school is the time to begin thinking about career interests. Your interests will affect the college and the major you choose. It is also the time to develop habits of effective speaking and critical thinking that are essential for success in college and the workplace. Each career presentation is followed by an interactive activity and a short talk on character development.
| September 15||Media and Journalism: John Knicely|
Anchor, News 4, KMOV
|October 20||Academia: Andrew Langrehr|
Academic Dean, St. Louis Community College
|November 17||Science and Technology: Timothy Leland|
Senior Research Scientist, Monsanto
|December 15||Sales and Marketing: Patrick Corley|
Account Executive, New Business Development, Maritz
|January 19||Finance: Joseph Cyr|
Director of Development Service, The Lawrence Group
|February 16||Planning for a Productive Summer: Program Staff|
|March 16||Law: Christopher Archer|
Managing Member, Archer, Lassa and McHugh, LLC
|April 20||Engineering: Daniel Molloy|
Principal, InSolutions Engineering
|May 18||Clear, Effective Speaking: Program Staff|
Location, Dates and Times:
The Elements meets at Wespine Study Center on the third Saturday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., September through May.
Application and Fees:
The seminar costs $300 per participant. Interested students must submit the application with a non-refundable deposit of $20. Applications received a month or more in advance qualify for a $50 discount. Please make checks payable to Wespine Study Center.
Financial considerations should not prevent anyone from attending. Please inquire about scholarships.
Please click here to download the BROCHURE and REGISTRATION FORM.
For more information contact Joe Kolf at 314-402-3491 or