On September 26-27, 2017, Community Partners in Action and One Circle Foundation will be co-hosting a two-day Boys Council Facilitator Training session at UConn Stamford Campus!
Who can attend this course?
This training course is designed for professionals working in education, community-based programs, juvenile justice, mental and behavioral health, child welfare, substance abuse, gang prevention and faith-based sectors, and anyone who wants to work with youth.
Melissa Peterson, a Boys Council Facilitator and Project Coordinator for the Anderson Partnership for Healthy Children in Anderson, CA, says that the Council has done wonders for the boys in her community. “Boys have said that they feel they can trust each other and that they are not alone. They feel more confident and open and have been thinking about their future more and how their actions affect their future.”
So, what does the Boys Council do?
According to the One Circle Foundation’s website, “The Council for Boys and Young Men is a strengths-based group model that addresses risk factors and empowers participants to find belonging, build assets, and deconstruct harmful masculinity beliefs on their journey toward becoming respectful leaders and connected allies in their community.”
Research studies on the program has shown that The Boys Council has had a positive impact on how boys and young men define masculinity, and has demonstrated meaningful increases in school participation.
Want to learn more?
Click here to read all about it!
If it sounds like something you’d like to be involved in, you can click here to register online via One Circle Foundation’s website, or call 415-419-5119 to register over the phone. If you register by August 26th, you will get $50 dollars off the registration price!
We hope to see you there!