More than 40 local people representing over a dozen agencies and organizations are currently supporting Grow Boys Red Deer. We believe these sorts of people live within every community. The first role of Grow Boys New York, Mumbai or Moscow would be to find them... to establish a network that believes in the mission/vision behind the effort. Whatever we can do to help is free of charge.
Grow Boys! is committed to building a framework of research that grounds our action to support boys. To that end we present the following items:
Literature Review Fall 2010
We conducted a literature review early within our process to justify a need for our concept, and to scan relevant published materials that supported our mission/vision.
Knowledge Cafe Spring 2011
We conducted the knowledge cafe to help create a local context for Grow Boys! Red Deer. We intend for our effort to be replicable, but also that Grow Boys! will look different in different communities.
Knights in Training K.I.T.
A pilot mentorship program that pairs high school boys as mentors to fifth-grade boys. Over twelve weekly, one-hour sessions, mentors and proteges use the game of chess and it's playing pieces as metaphors for positive emotional, social and moral development.