Started in 2016, the Boys2Men program seeks to provide a space for young men (age 14-21) 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, 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 Spring 2017
Our Spring 2017 Boys2Men session is underway! We will begin programming on Wednesday, February 8th. The program will meet every week for 8 weeks and culminate with an overnight trip during the week of March 26.
The focus will be on the Asian American male identity and incorporating the principles of design into college and career planning. We hope that you will be able to join us!
- February 8 – Introduction : Designing Your Life
- February 15 – Love and Lust
- February 22 – Body-weight Fitness Bootcamp
- March 1 – Personal Finance for Young Adults
- March 8 – Woodworking / Cameron Carnival Prep
- March 15 – Race and Poverty
- March 22 – Gender Identity
- March 26-31 – Overnight trip with dates TBD (SFUSD Spring Break)
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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.
Unless otherwise indicated, the Boys2Men program will take place from 4:30 to 6:30PM with an optional dinner that will take place approximately 6:30 – 8PM.
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)