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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

About BoyStrength

 

Mission: Fostering awareness, promoting healthy choices and empowering boys to be leaders in nonviolence.

Goals:

  • Foster an understanding of what it means to be a young man in today's media driven society 
  • Boost knowledge and awareness of equity, diversity, and cultural differences
  • Support boys capacity to express and regulate emotions
  • Encourage boys to explore healthier and safer choices to prevent violence
  • Enhance boys inner strength to cultivate leadership and mentoring skills
  • Increase boys capacity to be allies in ending violence against girls and women
  • Promote boys social connections and understanding of healthy relationships
  • Raise awareness of the importance of healing and self-care

Curriculum:

  • What is Strength?
  • Bullying
  • Gangs and Guns
  • Know your rights
  • "Be A Man" Understanding Gender Stereotypes
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
  • Community Engagement/ Public Speaking
  • Graduation