Middle School Boys' Conference

May 2, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Milky Way - 2017 21st, Forest Grove

It's a Guy Thing is a day-long conference to bring boys 12-15 together to discuss diverse issues related to growing up male in our society and to encourage the boys to think about college. Fri. May 2. 8:30-3:30. Milky Way. Register pacificu.edu/cge.

Daylong Conference for and about Boys

On May 2, the Center for Gender Equity will host a conference for boys, ages 12 through 15.  The daylong conference is designed to bring boys together to discuss diverse issues that schools often cannot address adequately.  “It’s a Guy Thing” will shed light on important issues while letting boys express themselves, explore what it means to be male in today’s society, and propose strategies to address their common concerns.

Through the “It’s A Guy Thing” Conference, boys will have the opportunity to speak on pressing issues and be heard with the aid of trained facilitators from Pacific’s School of Professional Psychology.  The summit will include an opening session, small group sessions on specific issues, activities, and a free “It’s a Guy Thing” gift for all participants.  The conference model is designed to engage boys in critical thought and constructive problem solving.  Another goal of the conference is to acquaint the boys with the university and encourage them to begin thinking about going to college.  A panel of Pacific undergraduate male students will discuss their own college experiences.


There is also an optional Parents’ Meeting at 8:30 to 9:00 in Old College Hall where parents will get information about the events of the day and learn about the research and rationale behind the conference.


Date:    Friday, May 2, 2014

Time:   8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Place:  Milky Way

           2017 21st Forest Grove, Oregon


Cost:    $5.00


Please register by April 28th, or at the door (space pending)


Registration at pacificu.edu/cge (begins April 11)


For more information:  Kevin Alfaro-Martinez (alfa6401@pacificu.edu)

Posted by Martha Rampton (ramptonm@pacificu.edu) on Apr 6, 2014 at 5:56 PM

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