The “Boys to Men” Youth Empowerment Conference will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at East Community High School, 820 Northampton St. Presented by Helping Families and Children of America, Inc., the event is designed to empower boys between the ages of 11 and 18. There will be workshops, a panel discussion, guest speaker, entertainment, breakfast and lunch.  Some of the workshop topics will include “Without My Education What Are My Options?” “ My Ow Self Worth,” “The Fatherless Boy (I Can Still Make It)” and “Hip Hop Music and Its Effect On My Life.”

All the boys will receive a new shirt and tie and A Rites of Passage Ceremony – “The Power of the Neck Tie” will be held. The school that has the best attendance of boys will receive the 2017 Boys To Men Youth Empowerment Conference Trophy.

-Mentors Needed-

The program is looking for men to be “Mentors for a Day.”  You can be a part of the solution by showing your support for our young males. Parents are also encouraged to attend. Organizers are also asking that supporters consider purchasing a shirt and neck tie for one boy.

For more information or to participate, contact Jackie at (716) 818-7073 or (716)254-1469 or email: minesjac@gmail.com