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Nine Ways Toward Boy-Friendly Religious Education: A Drive Time Essay

Are there too few boys in your Religious Education program? Here are nine ways to attract more:

  1. Recruit male teachers.
  2. Plan at least one movement-oriented activity each week.
  3. Hold at least one class session each month outside the classroom.
  4. Create a mentor program in which each child has scheduled contact time with an adult of the same gender.
  5. Create a rites-of-passage program for teens.
  6. Put up a basketball hoop.
  7. Hold at least one service each year that men and boys plan and execute.
  8. Start a men’s group.
  9. Do a service project.

About this Essay

Audio Essay Series: Volume 2: The Best of InterConnections

Author: Don Skinner

Read By: Karen McCarthy

Date of Release: 2006

About the Drive Time Essay Series

This Audio Essay series was created by the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, for the purpose of supporting its valued lay leaders. Copying and sharing these essay texts, downloadable audio files, and the companion Lay Leader Drive Time Essays compact disc is welcomed and encouraged.

Comments or suggestions? We welcome your ideas about this Audio Essay series and your lay leader questions. Please send them to Don Skinner, the editor of InterConnections, a resource for lay leaders: interconnections [at] uua [dot] org.

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