Power of Good
About This Show
Power of Good is a podcast series that highlights the work of people doing great things, caring things, often life-saving things for other people. These are the altruists, the optimists, and the social entrepreneurs among us – those helping others across backgrounds, politics, and geography in compassionate and creative ways.
Most Recent Episode
Power Of Good 21 Becoming A Man Boston
Interview with Shawn Brown, Executive Director of Becoming A Man – Boston. Launched in Chicago in 2001 and brought to Boston in 2017, Becoming A Man (B.A.M.) is a school-based social emotional support program that helps at-risk young men in middle and high school navigate difficult circumstances, challenges and emotions in their lives that often derail future school and life success and limit their opportunities. The core of B.A.M.’s model is the creation of one hour clinically-based sessions known as ‘circles,’ where between 12-15 young men meet once per week over two years, and work through a curriculum that integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, youth development and mentoring components. BAM circles help the young men develop a future orientation, and the skills needed to resolve conflicts, express themselves positively, practice integrity in their daily interactions, and set positive goals for their futures.
Now in its 16th year, BAM serves over 4,000 youth in more than 60 schools in Chicago. Rigorous evaluation of B.A.M. has found significant results, such as reduced violent crime and improved graduation rates among participants. In its first year in Boston, BAM is serving over 150 students in four public high schools.
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