Growing Boys: Implementing a Boys' Empowerment Group in an Afterschool Program

Year Published: 2013

SKU: FD199

Authors: Georgia Hall, Ph.D. and Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D.

The process of establishing a healthy male identity can be difficult for many boys.
This case study of a boys' empowerment group suggests that boys who need support in choosing positive and healthy pathways can benefit from an intervention that gives them space and time to share information, to work and play cooperatively, and to grow healthy identities. Reprinted from the Afterschool Matters Journal, Spring 2011.

The Afterschool Matters is part of the Afterschool Matters Initiative. Afterschool Matters is a national, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism, scholarship and consciousness in the field of afterschool education. Published by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time with support from the Robert Bowne Foundation, the journal serves those involved in developing and managing programs for youth during the out-of-school time hours, in addition to those engaged in research and in shaping youth development policy.


Afterschool Matters Journal: Spring 2011


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