Nearly 350 middle and high school aged boys, fathers and male mentors attended. It was the first such conference to be held in Maine. “Boys to Men” was intended to launch a community dialogue about how schools, families and other institutions can better understand, celebrate and support boys in their journey to manhood. There was a special emphasis on the pressures exerted by popular culture in shaping the behavior of adolescent boys.
Brennan, Michael; Barthelman, Al; Jordan-Barthelman, Penny; Gregory, Layne; Hoose, Phil; and Vaughan, David, "Boys to Men: A Conference Report" (2001). Children, Youth, & Families. 35.