The goal of the Families Program at Town is to encourage the acceptance, understanding, and responsibility that can grow from an ongoing relationship with people of different ages, interests, and abilities. Each family group at Town is comprised of one or two faculty or staff members and boys from each of the grades. Each family group stays together year to year. Over the course of a boy’s nine years at Town, he will have the chance to grow up with his family group. As eighth graders graduate, kindergarteners are welcomed into each family. Family activities promote learning and working together as a group and provide opportunities for the older boys to help the younger ones. Families meet once a month and undertake a variety of activities for fun or for the common good and may include making lunches for a homeless shelter, helping to clean the school or our neighborhood, playing board games, or taking a walk together.