This Friday, July 10, I will be participating in a panel conversation with Gregory Hess, President of Wabash College and Dr. Robert Franklin, Director of Religion, Chautauqua Institution and former President of Morehouse College, discussing the practical and institutional ways to support boys’ healthy development. Our discussion comes at the end of a week-long examination of the theme “Boys Will Be Boys, Then Men”, in which a variety of speakers will talk about the rich resources for moral, ethical and social development of boys. GCP is going live!

Chautauqua Institution is a community founded in 1874 whose mission it is to promote the development of “the best in human culture and values” through the presentation of programming throughout their nine week summer. They devote each week to a different theme and invite speakers to share their thoughts on the topic. Exploring the theme of “Boys Will Be Boys, Then Men”, particularly as it relates to parenting boys of color is right up GCP’s alley. I am excited for this opportunity and look forward to reporting back what I learn from my time at Chautauqua.