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ETHS Black Male Mentoring Program

ETHS Black Male Mentoring Program seeks to connect Black male students with positive adult male figures. Students and mentors will meet 3 to 5 times during the school year for two hours per session during school hours. Students and adults will be paired primarily on the bases of career interest and background. All mentors must be willing to do the following:

  • Commit to attending at least three 2-hour mentee meetings per school year
  • Lead meetings with a small group of mentees, not to exceed four students
  • Attend one of three mandatory volunteer training dates in October
  • Complete a fingerprint background check
  • Willingness to help and learn with Black male students
  • Work collaboratively with other mentoring groups

Click here to complete the mentoring program application.

If you have any further questions please contact Ahmadou Drame or (847) 424-7165.

Raising Boys: A Book Group For Parents

titleThursday, January 30, 7:45 pm, Children’s Conference Room, Main Library

In this book group for parents of boys 1-14 years old,* we read engaging children’s literature featuring fully-realized boy characters and discuss the story in an effort to better understand the challenges our boys face at home and in the world. Co-led by a teen services librarian and father, and a former family systems therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, this book group gives parents a chance to understand their sons better and learn strategies for giving boys the support they need to thrive.

Our January book will be Bad Boy, a memoir by Walter Dean Myers.

Please register online, at the children’s desk, at the Loft desk, or by calling (847) 448-8610, and then read the book prior to our meeting (copies available at the children’s desk).

If you are a two-parent household, both parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Adults only, please: no children.

*Grandparents, guardians, mentors, adult family welcome.

Masterminds & Wingmen – Fri. Sept. 20


Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, by Rosalind Wiseman

September 20th, 7:00 pm
New Trier HS/ Gaffney Auditorium
385 Winnetka Ave.

Family Action Network (FAN) presents Rosalind Wiseman author of Queen Bees and Wanna Bees and Masterminds and Wingmen.

BONUS EVENT: Our Boys: Masterminds and Wingmen Discussion Group

Evanston-area parents are invited to attend a follow-up discussion group on how the issues raised in Rosalind Wiseman’s new book, Masterminds and Wingmen, relate to Evanston’s preadolescent boys, sponsored by Washington School in partnership with the Evanston Public Library. This is the first of four events of Washington School’s Parent Education Series. Coming in November “Our Girls”; February “Talking About Sensitive Topic”; and March “Social Media”.

Wednesday, October 2, 7 pm
Washington Elementary School
914 Ashland Ave., Evanston