How Apogee Strong’s Mentorship Program Turns Young Men Into Tomorrow’s Leaders


Matt Beaudreau shares about Apogee Strong, his company dedicated to instilling character and leadership in men through mentorship. 

Episode At A Glance: 

This week on The SavvyCast, Matt Beaudreau joins me to talk about his mission to provide young men with sound mentorship. He believes that today’s young men are tomorrow’s leaders and is passionate about mentoring to build character and leadership. This passion led him to co-found Apogee Strong, which is an online mentoring program for young men and fathers. In this episode, Matt shares the details of his company, why male mentorship is especially important today, as well as what resources he recommends to help parents home-educate their children. 

Who Is Matt Beaudreau? 

As a keynote speaker, consultant, and coach to organizations around the world, Matt Beaudreau’s clients have ranged from Wells Fargo, Honeywell, and Lockheed Martin to American Eagle, Cedars-Sinai, and the United States Air Force. Matt has a reputation as a provocative thought leader in educational and personal development practices. He is a two-time featured TEDx speaker and he was named Corporate Trainer of the Year at Stanford University, having spoken to over 250,000 people across the world.

In 2017, Matt Beaudreau founded Acton Academy Placer Schools; schools that utilize the Socratic method, with an emphasis on self-direction and cultivating confident, independent young people with a strong sense of character and personal responsibility. He has since helped to open multiple campuses around the world.

Pulling from his experience in the Acton model, in January of 2021, Matt co-founded Apogee Strong with Tim Kennedy. Apogee Strong is a mentorship program designed for young men ages 12-22 to take on challenges presented by men who have come before them, in order to learn to lead. It is a right of passage through mentorship, action, and self-discovery so that young men can become true leaders. This has blossomed into a mission to bring back classic masculinity in the home and fueled the launch of the Apogee Strong Dads Program in 2023.

His podcast, The Essential 11, is also geared towards emerging leaders, garnering advice from the world’s leaders in business, sports, music, and entertainment.

Last, but certainly not least; Matt is the founder of the Apogee Strong Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 that provides scholarships for school, experience, camp, and leadership opportunities for young men around the world.

Questions Answered In This Episode:

  • How did Apogee Strong come to be?
  • What are some of the biggest challenges and obstacles for men today?
  • How are school systems failing young people? 
  • What are good options for home education when parents work outside of the home?
  • How can parents/guardians have the resources to home-educate their children?
  • What are the benefits of Apogee Strong?
  • What is in the future for Apogee Strong?

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

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