Helping Boys THRIVE Summit™

Friday, October 25, 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Phoenix Christian Preparatory School
1751 W. Indian School Road

In most of the world, girls and women are doing better than boys and men in both physical and mental health indicators…In most parts of the world, health outcomes among boys and men continue to be substantially worse than among girls and women. Yet this gender-based disparity in health has received little national, regional, or global acknowledgement or attention from health policy-makers or healthcare providers.

– 2015 World Health Organization

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The Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ is committed to working with parents, educators, church leaders, community leaders, and all called to the noble task of raising boys. Using brain-science research and best practices, the Summit offers practical insights and applications for helping boys thrive in the 21st century.

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.
Dr. Michael Gurian

Did you know...

  • 70% of all D’s and F’s go to boys, but only 40 % of the A’s.
  • Boys have fallen behind girls from preschool through graduate school.
  • Boys are four times as likely to be suspended or expelled from early childhood and K-12 environments than girls.
  • 85% of stimulant-addressing medications (like Ritalin) prescribed to U.S. boys.
  • Over the last 20+ years, the reading skills of the average 17-year-old boy have declined.
  • Boys are farther behind girls in reading than girls are behind boys in science and math.
  • Boys are twice as likely as girls to be diagnosed with a behavioral or leaning disorder.

General Session Topics Include:

What Are Boys Thinking? (Inside the Mind of Boys)

Helping Boys Thrive in a #MeToo World

Educating Boys to Thrive

Forging the Spirit of Boys

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Questions The Summit Can Answer

  • How can we set up the 0-5 year old boy’s brain to thrive?
  • What do boys need and how are boys needed in the world?
  • Why are boys falling so far behind in education and life?
  • What do boys need from mom, dad, and grandparents as they grow?
  • How do we create a compelling vision for boys?
  • How does the design of a boy’s brain impact the way we raise boys?
  • How can we create a boy-savvy environment in our schools and faith communities?
  • How can we best protect the emotional lives of our boys and young men?
Our boys face unprecedented challenges in the 21st century. Now's the time to roll up our sleeves and change the storyline of their lives, calling them into good, noble manhood.
Pastor Tim Wright
About the



Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor and the New York Times bestselling author of 28 books including his new book: Saving Our Sons: A New Path for Raising Healthy and Resilient Boys; The Wonder of Boys; The Minds of Boys; and Boys and Girls Learn Differently. He is co-founder of The Gurian Institute and a pioneer in the fields of family development and education. His work brings brain-science into homes, schools, churches, corporations, and public policy. Appearing on Today, Good Morning America, Fox News, NPR, the 700 Club, Focus on the Family, and in the New York Times, USA Today, Time, and Newsweek, Michael is credited with sparking the modern boys movement. Michael does a weekly podcast with Tim Wright: “The Wonder of Parenting: A Brain Science Approach to Parenting”.


Tim Wright has been a Lutheran Pastor since 1984. He currently serves as the pastor of Community of Grace in Peoria (Phoenix) AZ, which he founded in 2005. He has trained pastors and church leaders throughout the U.S. and around the world and has written six books, including two new ebooks: Raising Sons in a #MeToo World and Raising Daughters in a #MeToo World, along with Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys from Church. Tim does a weekly podcast with Michael: “The Wonder of Parenting: A Brain Science Approach to Parenting”.


Eva Dwight, BA, MEd, ACC, CPDT worked for 12 years as a teacher and 20 years as a junior high counselor in Mesa, AZ. In addition to her work in the schools, Eva is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and an Associate Certified Coach. She has facilitated workshops for hundreds of parents over the last decade, teaching strategies for growing connection with their children and helping them experience a more joyful family life. In her private practice, she offers parent coaching and personal coaching for adults and teens. Her parenting articles can be found on her blogAs a trainer for The Gurian Institute, Eva draws on her experience and passion to inspire her audience as she has been inspired, motivating parents, teachers, and other stakeholders to be catalysts for change, so that children who think that they can’t…learn that they can!


Parents, Grandparents, Educators, Foster Care Givers, Pastors, Youth Leaders, Sunday School Teachers, Therapists, Non-Profit Organizations, and anyone who works with or who is engaged in raising boys

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Early Bird Price: $40 per person through Oct. 16
After October 16: $50 per person


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