Let the Game Do Its Thing

Ben Keeler reports from a boys’ basketball camp for middle schoolers that’s bridging the divides of race and class.   “Don’t just walk over there and get your ball. . . C’mon man, talk to the white kids, talk to the white kids. . . Fuck.” So says Mike Evans under his breath to me. He’s the founder and CEO […]

Boys in the Friend Zone

How can we mentor boys in dating and relationship skills?   I’m a man hoping the peculiarly vicious gender battles happening in America these days can come to some sensible resolution. This has moved me, in part, after eight years in schools as a teacher and sports coach, toward research and teaching on boys’ social and emotional development. A big […]