On Sunday, April 19, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Delbarton School, an all-boys independent Catholic school for grades 7-12 in Morristown, NJ, and Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart partner with the International Boys School Coalition to present the Boys Becoming Conference, a one-day event designed to reimagine how to raise responsible, ethical, resilient, creative boys. The conference is designed for K-12 educators and coaches, with a separate track for parents and guardians of boys, and features speakers, programming, and workshops that share resources and tools to inspire boys in the classroom and beyond. Sessions emphasize relational learning, self-awareness, and overall well-being, encouraging constructive dialogue to promote and demonstrate healthy masculinity. The parent/guardian track is offered free of charge as a community service to local families.
Every day, Delbarton School and Princeton Academy guide boys in grades K-12 through the process of becoming ethical and well-rounded men of the 21st century. Our intention with the Boys Becoming Conference is to inform and shape public conversations about male education and development. We hope to leverage the positive attributes of boys, and encourage and enable their success in this complex and changing 21st century world.
The conference focuses on three topics central to boys' education:
- Reading: Why do some boys struggle with reading? Learn strategies to identify and remediate struggling readers in a variety of different grades.
- Coaching: How can we build better boys, and excellence as an athletic program, while confronting challenges that surround modern youth athletics? Discover effective communication strategies and coaching tactics to help guide young athletes.
- Social-emotional development: How can we develop compassionate, creative risk-takers? Learn first-hand how Delbarton and PASH teachers and coaches use dialogue and mentorship to navigate the culture of toxic masculinity in an all-boys environment.
Conference breakout sessions and keynotes focus on each topic to ensure that educators and coaches (and families of boys in the separate track) leave with specific tools to help boys navigate the world.
Click here to read more about the conference schedule, speakers and breakout sessions, and click below to register. We look forward to seeing you at Delbarton on Sunday, April 19.