High school-aged Alchemy members participate in monthly workshops and leadership sessions designed to assist in their personal development and to enhance their skills in mentoring elementary and middle school-aged youth. Sessions include instruction and practice in the discussion of myths and contemporary interpretation of mythological themes. In turn, these seasoned members mentor boys in elementary and middle school to deepen their understanding of myth and assist in their personal development through sharing, discussing and interpreting mythological stories and fairytales in a contemporary context.
We use myth because it works. It relates to everything going on in one's life. It can relate to family problems, money problems, even school problems. Myth opens your eyes to a new type of story and imaginative world where anything can happen but can relate to your world and your story.