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WHW’s 7th Annual Boys2Men
May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHW’s 7th Annual Boys2Men in partnership with Orangewood Foundation and sponsored by The Bascom Group, will provide young men recently emancipated from Foster Care a day of Empowerment that included breakfast, inspirational presentations, an interactive employment readiness workshop and mock interviews. The highlight of the event will be the time that each young man spends with a volunteer executive who will act as a personal stylist, helping them to select a suit and all the accessories, as well as a mentor-for-the-day providing for some much needed man to man time.
The hope is that the Boys2Men event and time spent with successful businessmen and interviewing with potential employers will plant seeds of encouragement and inspiration for these boys who will need to become men very quickly.
In California 65% of foster youth emancipate without a place to live, 51% are unemployed within 2-4 years of emancipation and 70% of all state prison inmates were in foster care. WHW’s Boys2Men event was created to assist at-risk youth by providing tools, skills and resources to assist them in obtaining gainful employment during a critical point in their lives.
To see photos from the 2016 Boys2Men events, please click here!
If you are interested in participating in Boys2Men, please contact Robyn Williams, WHW Chief Program Officer at RobynW@whw.org.