The Power of Mentoring Boys #GMPChat With Shawn Dove

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What is the value of a mentor in a young man’s life? Join the conversation about mentoring with Shawn Dove on #GMPChat

Where Men are Needed and Fathers are Few

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Almost half of children in the United States don’t know what a father even is, Jose Aviles is looking to change that from the inside out.

Technology is Society’s Equalizer – Urban TxT is Changing Futures for Young Men

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Urban TxT is giving South Los Angeles boys the skills they need to change not only their own futures, but those of the entire community.

The “Walking Toward Manhood” Rite of Passage

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A glimpse at the ancient tradition of the ‘walkabout’ as practiced today, in which some young men sing to survive and others ‘walk to listen.’

When Teen Boys Lose Hope

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Hopeless and angry young males can do desperate things. How mentors can stand by in their times of crisis.

Puberty: 3/16

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Like puberty isn’t bad enough, but some people have to go and write about it.

Reimagining Mentorship

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The building blocks of society are its adult citizens. What kind of society do we want to build?

The First Rule of Mentorship: Be Present

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If you want to be there for someone, there’s just one thing you have to do.

A Curriculum of Male Mentorship: 1/5

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If you were writing the lesson plans for an introduction to manhood, what would you include?

Boys in the Friend Zone

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How can we mentor boys in dating and relationship skills?

10 Lessons I Learned From Mentoring

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Mentors learn that you can’t change anyone: not even a troubled youth. But you can listen, and that can change everything.