Conversation About Boys
A Community Conversation About Boys Current Challenges & Hope for the Future
Saturday 18 November 2017, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Conference Center
3182 N. Swan Road – Tucson, Arizona 85712
The Community Conversation about Boys (CCAB) is a new public forum series. It features a distinguished panel discussion and open dialogue concerning the plight of teen-aged boys and the mentoring programs in our community that serve them.
There is a growing crisis associated with the lack of responsible adult men in the lives of more than 33% of local boys aged 11-17 in the Greater Tucson-area. In addition to many other costs associated with lost boys, current research suggests:
- A boy leaving high school for a life of crime or drug abuse will cost his community between $1.7–$2.3 million in taxpayer dollars during his lifetime, and
- 63% of all youth suicides are from fatherless homes.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will be providing a community briefing on the status of his Mentoring Initiative for Tucson’s Kids. We have also invited Congresswoman McSally, Dr. Diane Austin of the University of Arizona School of Anthropology, The Honorable Dustin J. Williams, Pima County Superintendent of Schools, and Earl Hipp, the author of Man Making – Men Helping Boys on Their Journey to Manhood.
Seating is limited, so please register early. Individual registration is $10 per person. Please register below and use the secure PayPal service for you payment.
Please join us in this conversation. Whether you’re a parent, relative, teacher, or an interested community member, we all have a stake in the challenges facing our boys.