Started in 2016, the Boys2Men program seeks to provide a space for young men (age 14-22) to explore issues of Asian-American identity and dispel the effects of toxic hypermasculinity. Led by Casey Chow, the Boys2Men program works on the development of social-emotional growth in young men by engaging in them in challenging discussions not taught in schools.
Youth and young adults are invited to learn and share knowledge that will assist them in the transition from adolescence to adulthood. We want young men in our program to explore issues of identity, the concept of masculinity, and how they are defined in society. Our goal is for young men to be able to be freely express the range of emotions beyond anger. In addition to our weekly discussion topics, have fellowships over dinner by cooking and enjoying a healthy and inexpensive meal together.
Issues, topics and activities that we’ve explored in past sessions include:
Depression and Loneliness, Healthy Relationships, Environmental Stewardship, Faith and Spirituality, Hygiene and Fashion, Pilates & Core Fitness, Financial Literacy, Domestic Violence, Racial Issues, College and Career, and more.
We always appreciate alumni coming back to share their knowledge and experiences with our youth. If you would like to get involved in the Boys2Men program, please contact Casey at Casey@cameronhouse.org.
Program schedule for Fall 2017
Our Fall 2017 Boys2Men session will begin on September 20th! The weekly program will be begin Wednesday September 20th through November 8th, 2017.
The focus will be on the subject “Our Families, Our Relationships, Ourselves: Keeping what’s important to us”. We will have honest conversations and activities about ‘broken families’ which may include separated parents, single parent families, or trauma induced situations . We’ll also be exploring relationships and friendships in a safe environment. For this Fall session, we have professional counselors that will be guiding, consulting, and leading some of the workshop days. We hope that you will be able to join us!
- 4:30 to 6:15PM: Discussions & Activities
- 6:15-7:30PM: Optional Cooking & Dinner
- No rides will be provided home! Please plan accordingly.
Dates (All Wednesdays):
- September 20th: The Mask You Live In
- Sept 27th: Love Languages & Grief
- October 4th: Elaine Chan-Scherer
- Oct 11th: Board Games
- Oct 18th: The Cook Down
- Oct 25th: Life Beyond Separated Families
- November 1st: Reconnect Part 1: Brad Woo Family Therapist
- Nov 8th: Reconnect Part 2: Brad Woo Family Therapist
- Nov 15th: The Finale
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Program Hours & Cost
Program is currently FREE for all participants. We do have limited spacing for certain activities. Please contact Casey (Casey@cameronhouse.org) if you have any questions in regards to participation in any given session.
FALL & SPRING SESSIONS: Unless otherwise indicated, the Boys2Men program will take place from 4:30 to 6:15PM with an optional dinner that will take place approximately 6:15 – 7:30PM.
SUMMER SESSIONS: Boys2Men will meet from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Refreshments will be provided. There will be no dinner during Summer sessions!
Rides are not provided. Youth and young adults must arrange their own transportation.
Drop-Off & Pick-Up Location
Donaldina Cameron House, 920 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)