If you were writing the lesson plans for an introduction to manhood, what would you include?
On The Man-Making Blog this September, Earl Hipp proposed a year-long introduction to manhood, including some ideas for activities to lead boys through that would build the kind of men we want to see more of in our communities. Some of the lessons would teach practical skills, while others would be designed to develop character traits.
What would be the goals of an introduction to manhood, and what are the traits and skills necessary for all boys? For some boys?
What have you experienced, that could be replicated and shared with a young man you are mentoring?
What activities have you been led through by a mentor, that shaped you positively?
What are the character traits you want to instill in a boy who is close to you? How do you think it can be done?
What are the skills that every boy deserves to be taught, that will make him a happier, healthier man?
How can you teach a young man to find out who he is, what his values are, and what he can contribute to society?
The Good Life on The Good Men Project hosts themed series on subjects related to men and masculinity. To write for the upcoming series, A Curriculum of Male Mentorship, send your final submission to Justin Cascio, Senior Editor of The Good Men Project, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 5, 2013. Pitches, queries, and new writers are all encouraged.
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