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Boys to Men group Wednesdays

 
 
The Boys to Men group is a voluntary empowerment group developed by The Humboldt IPA to support the well-being of male identifying students at McKinleyville High School. Each group will occur weekly on campus from 12:30 - 1:00pm on Wednesdays. 
 
The ultimate goals for the group are to develop a stronger peer to peer support group for all male identified students, foster a deeper sense of community, and prepare boys in their transition into manhood. For more information on registration, please email mentor Keoki Burbank at [email protected]
 
Tyler Parr, mentor, talks about Boys to Men group

MHS Boys to Men Fall 2020 Schedule

Date:

Presenter:

Topic

October 14th

Kintay Johnson 

Introduction/Building

Connections


Students and mentors introduce themselves. (Where are the boys/mentors from? Interests?)

Group collaboratively develop ground rules

Discussion about challenges being young men. 

October 21st

Michael Dennis

Introduction/Building

Connections


What does family mean to you?

How do you show your family members respect? How do you communicate in your family? How about with your friends?

October 28th

Roberto Gomez

What does it mean to be a man?

Exploring Gender Roles

November 4th

Dylan Collins

How can you advocate for yourself with your teachers?

Talk about how to improve grades

What makes it hard to communicate with your teacher? 

November 11th

Michael Bishop

Examining and discussing how to

respectfully interact with women in and outside of school

November 18th

Tony Wallin

Negotiating identities

Why do people join gangs?

Themes included love, acceptance, family, protection, interests, respect, etc.

What are other ways to seek these same qualities without joining a gang (such as

doing a sport, club). Risks and negative aspects of gangs


The role of police officers/peace officers

When to ask for help

How to have healthy relationships with law enforcement

December 2nd

Tyler Parr

Negotiating identities

Why do people join gangs?

Themes included love, acceptance, family, protection, interests, respect, etc.

What are other ways to seek these same qualities without joining a gang (such as

doing a sport, club). Risks and negative aspects of gangs


The role of police officers/peace officers

When to ask for help

How to have healthy relationships with law enforcement

December 9th

Leonard LaFrance

Building Healthy Relationships with Law Enforcement 

December 16th

Ian Yeo

Finding your voice

Develop healthy coping mechanisms and outlets

January 6th

Attribute The Rapper

Community Building

January 13th

Tyler Hunt

Substance use education 


Protective Factors: Students will make informed decisions from an educational stand point

January 20th

Sharlo Kelly

Wellness. Balance of the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Eating healthy and moving the body to find balance. Protective Factors: Maintaining a healthy weight, living a long healthy happy life

January 27th

Michael Dennis

Creating Protective Risk Factors

discuss the power of choice, what is resiliency and how to understand their own risk factors

February 3rd

Jeremiah Anderson

Vulnerability is a source of strength


Protective Factor: Emotional development and wellness