The Council for Boys and Young Men

 

The Council for Boys and Young Men is a strengths-based model that enables young men to develop leadership skills and strong positive relationships, while promoting safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years.

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The Council for Boys and Young Men enables young men to develop leadership skills and strong positive relationships with peers and adult men in their community, while promoting a safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. The Council challenges stereotypes about what it means to be a boy or man and increases boy’s emotional, social and cultural literacy through positive relationships with peers and adult council leaders.

The Council is offered to students ages 9-18. Councils meet for approximately one hour weekly for one semester, and are led by two volunteer Council leaders. The program is curriculum-based and follows a consistent format. Students elect to participate, make a commitment to attend weekly meetings and agree to follow the group’s self-selected guidelines.

The Council is offered in collaboration with the Park R-3 School District.