In developed nations worldwide, boys are falling behind girls in every academic subject, as well as in mental health, physical health, and in preparation for productive careers. Why is this happening, and what can we do about it? In this intergenerational workshop, Warren Farrell, co-author of The Boy Crisis, and Ashanti Branch, founder of Ever Forward and practitioner-advocate for inner city boys, will introduce participants to the evidence, causes, and solutions to the boy crisis. Then, the group will explore their experiences on a personal level and help uncover what can be done as individuals, families, and in schools, communities, and professional practices.
This unique offering provides a dynamic, supportive process for the generations to connect; to listen, share, and build bridges of understanding to help address the boy crisis. Boys and girls middle-school-age and older will have the space to open up about their fears, and to employ the support of peers and adults to optimize their futures. Using interactive experiences, this workshop will help parents, therapists, teachers, and community leaders understand how to motivate boys.
Note: This workshop is designed for adults and children who are middle-school age and older. Fees for youth 11-15 enrolled in Esalen family workshops are $420 for weekend workshops. Parents/guardians pay regular accommodations fees.