"We had representatives from thirty schools and school districts at these talks. Both the parents and teachers were inspired to learn more after hearing Michael's presentation. He has a knack for making information on the minds of boys and girls both interesting and entertaining by keeping his audience laughing out loud."
Chairperson of the Parent Engagement Network and Graland Parents Association, in Denver, Colorado
I had several “AHA!” moments when things just fell into place and enlightenment occurred. Thank you for giving me those epiphanies. They are rare and precious.”
a parent of boys in Seattle
“Children are our destiny, whether we ourselves give birth to them or not. If we are not working to improve the lives of children, we are living half a life. When we devote ourselves to children, we become whole.”
Author of THE WONDER OF BOYS and THE WONDER OF GIRLS
“The Helping Boys Thrive Summit in Denver was truly an awesome day for all who attended from FRIENDS FIRST. Our Program Director, Russel Dains, told me this was the best single-day training he has ever had and he has been working with youth his whole career!”
Community Engagement Manager, Friends First
“Our boys need us now in ways they have not before. They are being raised in a very complex world and many of their support systems and developmental frameworks have crumbled. As we bring our passionate attention to boys today, and come together to nurture, support, and educate them well, we give a gift not only to them, but to our families, communities, and culture. I hope you will agree that it is time for a coordinated grass roots effort to help our sons. Let’s do this together with summits and outreach that positively alter the cultural landscape for our sons.”
New York Times Bestselling Author of THE WONDER OF BOYS
I just traveled to Washington, D.C. to brief Congress members on our boys crisis because I have been a child advocate for thirty years and never been more worried about our boys than I am now. While some boys in our country are doing well, American boys as a group are victims of systemic national neglect. Their deepest needs are mainly invisible to us as a society, and so is the tragic state of boyhood all around us. They kill people in our communities and we are naturally enraged at them without understanding who they are or what they need. Through the Helping Boys Thrive initiatives we are working to create a social revolution on behalf of boys. Please join us. Thank you.