Thursday, July 29, 2010

July's Continuing Education Event

Thank you Alex!!!

July’s Continuing Education Event about the Men of Strength (MOST) Club was great!

Of course it was great because Alex is a great speaker but it was also good to learn more about these clubs that are going on across Ohio (and the coutnry) and why they are so successful. Alex spoke about the MOST Club and shared some of the different outcomes he has seen and heard about from different MOST Clubs around Ohio.

I really enjoyed hearing about the transformation that takes place in the group over time. At first one of the major draws for boys and young men to come to the MOST Club is the food that is provided. Over time the relationships that are built between the club members and with the facilitator become the major draw for the club members to continue to come back.

The MOST Club turns the peer pressure model around. It allows these boys and young men to voice their opinions in a safe place and allows them to redefine for themselves what is right and what is real masculinity. (How often do boys get the chance to sit around and discuss feelings!! This is great!)

The Club also works on making it easier to act when they feel something wrong is happening. It gives them tools for standing up for others. And because they have a group of other young men who feel the same way they do, they know that if they want to stand up against something they know they have an entire group of young men who will stand by them.

If anyone is interested in receiving an electronic copy of his power point presentation please email me and I will send you a copy.

If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me at 216-619-6194x116 or Alex at 216-619-6194x121.

Stay tuned for more information on the August 31st Continuing Education Event!!

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