The Boys Council program implements a research-proven curriculum and allows interaction between a certified Community Educator and young males. The programs administered try to give boys different perspectives of what it takes to be a male in today’s society by addressing different stereotypes. The programs engage boys in activities, dialogue, and self-expression to question these stereotypical concepts.
The core lessons of Boys Council include: experiencing the feeling of belonging and connection with adults and peers; discovering the principles they want to live by; recognizing others’ perspectives and experiences; developing empathic skills; participating in fun and stimulating activities; finding motivation and courage to act on their principles; desiring to act with self-respect; finding respect for girls and women and for all those that they perceive as vulnerable; embracing the power within themselves and within their bonds as a community; learning to be allies to each another and within all of their relationships and finding restored hope, belief and skills to live a good life.
For more information or for getting a Community Educator to facilitate Girls Circle or Boys Council at your school, club, group, or organization, please call (803) 648-3456.