What kind of man do you want to be?
What do you want to be known for?
What is your definition of success?
What kind of man do you want your son, boyfriend, or husband to be?
What does God want us to be?

By developing the core values of character, Sheepdog Connection helps young men to have a positive and impactful effect on those they meet and love. 

Our goal is to develop men who are:
Respected and Respectful
Admired and Admirable
Valued and Valuable


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Sheepdog Connection was established to honor the life of Ryan FitzGerald - We lovingly called Ryan a “sheepdog” because he had an attitude of service above self, he was intensely loyal,  and he protected, supported and encouraged people around him.


What We Do Today

We provide opportunities through our partner organizations for young men to experience the trips that helped to form who Ryan was as a young man and a Sheepdog.  It’s our hope that through these experiential trips  more young men will be motivated to become Sheepdogs and have a positive impact in their community.  

Father - Son Adventures

  Christ in the Rockies, a Father-Son passage to manhood camp in Colorado

Christ in the Rockies, a Father-Son passage to manhood camp in Colorado

  Christ in the Smokies, a Father-Son passage to manhood camp in Highlands Ranch NC

Christ in the Smokies, a Father-Son passage to manhood camp in Highlands Ranch NC

Uganda Mission Trips

  Two week summer mission trip to 2 orphanages in Uganda

Two week summer mission trip to 2 orphanages in Uganda

  Two week mission trip to establish the new leaders in Uganda through the creation of soccer camps

Two week mission trip to establish the new leaders in Uganda through the creation of soccer camps

Mentorship

  50 year old men sharing their personal life lessons with 20 year old young men

50 year old men sharing their personal life lessons with 20 year old young men

Scholarship

  Annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior from Lambert High School

Annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior from Lambert High School


Our Future Plans

We are looking for more ways and additional partner organizations to offer young men to experience and to become of men of character, honor and faith.   These type of young men become Christ centered, loving husbands and caring, supportive Fathers.

 

Sheepdog Program

An interactive app to explore the key universal character traits of men that are fundamental to becoming respected, influential and impactful men in all of their relationships.  

A combination of print and video curriculum for developing sheepdog traits in individuals, fraternities, small groups or coaches.