4/23/14 Institute for boys set for Saturday

Institute for boys set for Saturday
The Times-News 4/23/14  
Reprinted with permission.

   The first Men of Character Young Scholars Institute will be Saturday at Grove Park Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for third- to seventh-grade boys. Topics will include creating personal mission statements, the purpose-driven life, character, misconceptions of manhood and helping young men get what they need for positive living. Men of Character, or M.O.C., started in 2004 with six black men studying at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, wanting to “empower brotherhood in the classroom and community.” It has since evolved into a mentoring program for school-aged boys.