Chat with teenage boys
We know that fathers’ positive engagement is beneficial for both families and communities, and that many young men may not have the guidance and role models to help prepare them for fatherhood. This #Mentor4Dads Twitter chat, hosted by OAH from @Teen Health Gov, will discuss the tools that young men need today and to grow into responsible fathers in the future.
The chat will also describe best practices in mentoring, discuss how to mentor young men who are already fathers, and identify helpful resources.
Male teachers at Chase High School, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, will give boys a variety of skills, such as how to save money, how to ask a girl out, how to treat women, how to approach a teacher if you have a problem, how to present yourself and shave, and what it means to be a good pupil and friend.
They will also do golf lessons, football tournaments, and team building activities such as camping, survival skills and bowling.
The mentoring scheme at a secondary school is aimed at boosting the self-confidence of boys who lack positive role models.
Male teachers will give schoolboys lessons in a range of life skills, including how to shave, save money, ask a girl out and treat a women.
We hope all those who work with young men will join us.
‘The scheme is still in the planning phase but will focus heavily on children’s self esteem.’ Golf lessons, football tournaments, camping and survival skills to encourage team-building will also be covered on the scheme.
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