November 17, 2009 at Sandia Resort
Boys' Education and Learning in New Mexico
Boys’ declining performance in our schools has become increasingly significant over the past several decades. For example, only 53% of boys graduate from New Mexico high schools. Why is this happening and what can we do about it? How do we begin to mobilize parents, teachers, administrators, politicians, students, and funders to take meaningful action to address the unmet needs of our boys in school?
To promote positive male development through forums about boys’ needs and to advocate for those needs, The NM Men’s Council for Boys and Young Men will focus its Second Annual Conference on the boy achievement gap. Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, will talk about his important book, Boys Adrift, exploring the factors affecting boys' achievement and motivation, and addressing how parents, educators, and community can help our boys fulfill their potential. In the afternoon a series of workshops will further address boys’ specific education and learning issues in New Mexico.
To receive a conference brochure, click here or email or call 505-508-2999.