Helping Boys Thrive Summit – Denver

Friday June 12, 2015

Regis Jesuit High School

6400 S Lewiston Way, Aurora, CO 80016

Time Schedule Location
7:45-8:30am Doors open: Exhibitors Booths, Refreshments and Networking
8:30-9:00am Opening of Summit· Welcome by key dignitaries
9:00-10:00am Michael Gurian Keynote – Helping Boys Thrive – Part 1
10:00-10:15am Morning Break· Exhibitor Booths and Networking
10:15-11:15am Michael Gurian Keynote – Helping Boys Thrive – Part 2
11:15-12:15pm Lunch and Reflection· Exhibitor Booths and Networking
12:15-1:05pm Breakout sessions (All will be repeated – click on speaker for more information)1) Wired For Survival: The Social and Emotional Brain Development of Male Teenagers – Craig A. Knippenberg, LCSW
2)Working with the strengths of ADHD. – Nathaniel Ellison, MA

3)Playground design with every child in mind! – Noelle Roni Gebre-Mariam

4)Why boys express themselves through anger and can we do to help them discover new language? – Ginna Jones, MSW

5)Addressing misconceptions of non-traditional fathers, while there is a fatherless trend in America we are not far from fatherFULL.  – Benzel Jimmerson

6) What can you do to help your child reach their full potential as an athlete/performer? Dr. Alec Baker

7)What is intuitive listening and how does it impact communication with your youth? – Amy Brady

8)Lessons learned from raising an adopted son who lost his mother at three. – Stephanie Riggs

9) Strategies for engaging boys that can me implemented today! – Dakota Hoyt

10) Why are rites of passage especially effective for youth with a propensity to join gangs? – Ken Grimes

11) Why are rites of passage especially effective for youth with a propensity to join gangs? – Ralph Taylor

1:05-1:20pm Breakout change sessions
1:20-2:10pm Breakout sessions repeated
2:10-2:30pm Afternoon Break

  • Exhibitor Booths and Networking
Call to Action·         Hear their personal struggles – Voices of Local Young Men

·         Michael Gurian – Continuing the Conversation

·         Call to Action – How can you be involved in making a difference for our young men and boys?

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