Best Curriculum, Life Skills & Character Education, Association of Educational Publishers
Help young men recognize their strengths, improve
their skills, and learn how to seek help.
Your students will be instantly engaged by
the authenticity of these high-quality
stories, which are written by their peers.
They will be inspired by the young writers'
persistence in the face of difficult challenges.
And they will learn from the
practical strategies that the writers
use to overcome those challenges.
Participating in the discussions and activities will
reinforce the positive behaviors modeled in the stories.
Annotated lessons in the Leader's Guide make it easy to lead thoughtful
discussions. Accompanying activities help participants explore effective
responses to the challenges in the stories.
"By being honest about their struggles, and explicit
about the things that helped them, these young men show
what it takes to change."
—Geoffrey Canada, CEO, Harlem Children's Zone, in his foreword to Real Men
"At a time when we are losing so many young men, a
resource like Real Men can literally save lives."
—Pedro Noguera, Professor, New York University.