Empowering Boys Forum
Growing up, boys are at an impressionable stage, learning themselves how to become men. If they do not have a positive male role model to guide them, they will look to whoever else happens to be around. For many boys, those other options are not very positive. Recent statistics confirms that four out of every 10 families belong to a single-parent household. That leaves a lot of children, especially boys, without someone to look up to during those critical years when they are growing up to be men.
Five male business owners and community leaders convened at the inaugural Empowering Boys Forum hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV.
Panelists were Marco Perez, First Community Bank; Dr. Luis Navarro, Edinburg Vision Center; Mike Sanchez, Pharmacist Walgreens; Lee Castro, Mortician, Legacy Chapel; and Nario Cantu, Cantu Pharmacy. The moderator was Rene Roman from PlainsCaptial Bank.
The Empowering Boys Forum, provided a platform for these men to share their life lessons, decision making and challenges they have overcome to be successful.
Thirty boys ages 10-15 got a head start on their future and were able to exchange views on viable life options; and explore various approaches and experiences for their life journey.