Calling All Men! Help Stop Violence in Our Community by Volunteering for the New Violence Prevention Program BoyStrength (Photo)

April 04, 2014 09:35

  

On December 4, 2013, the Portland City Council approved funding for the Portland Police Bureau to pilot a boy's violence prevention and education program in 2014.

Under the successful model of the WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs, which have a 34 year history of success, the BoyStrength program mission is: fostering awareness, redefining masculinity, and encouraging boys to be leaders in nonviolence.

Contribute to your community by volunteering to teach violence prevention skills. No experience necessary!

Men from all backgrounds, abilities and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply.

BoyStrength Program instructor applications are being accepted until May 1, 2014, and the training begins on June 7, 2014.

For the Volunteer Information and Application forms, visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/BoyStrength

For additional information, contact the Strength Programs at the Portland Police Bureau's Family Services Division by calling (503) 823-0239, or emailing WomenStrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov

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