Admission : $10
F2FYouthGroup: Boys Talk
We're hosting a special, gender-specific group discussions event for boys aged 10-14, called Boys Talk. All discussions will be age-appropriate and a variety of views may be shared in this informal, "open chat" forum. Boys will have an opportunity to air concerns and ask questions of adult men in a safe, accepting and nonjudgmental environment.
(Note: This event is being held at the same time as the Girls Talk event but in its own room.)
Youth can benefit from participation in group discussions a number of ways. Sharing ideas in a group setting can promote understanding of other viewpoints, provide new ideas and ways to deal with an issue, reduce or eliminate feelings of isolation ("I'm not alone"), and promote overall improved social, mental and emotional well-being.
Topics: Facilitators will be open to discussing anything the youth participants bring up, no matter how serious. Topics that may be discussed include: sports, school, social media, friendship, depression, sexuality, dating, abuse, violence, homelessness, social injustice, mental health and wellness, self-harm and suicide.
Facilitators: The session will be facilitated by one of our Leadership Team, Mark Arsenault, and volunteer Bobby Uppal.
Mark is the co-founder of Face2Face Youth Group. He is a father, a certified Youth Mental Health First Aider, decorated veteran of Desert Storm, retired law enforcement officer, John Maxwell Team certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach, a former resource parent, and the founder and Executive Director of a local nonprofit.
Bobby is a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and works in Sacramento. He is a former Reentry Specialist. He has experience in case management, community outreach, group therapy and public speaking.
Registration: The registration fee is $10, to cover the cost of the venue, staff and any materials/hand-outs.