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Date

May 24th, 2014

Time

9am ~ 4pm

Edmonds Center for the Arts

410 Fourth Ave West, Edmonds, WA 98020

(425) 275-9595

Gurian Institute    The Center • A Place of HOPE   Spirit 105.3   AACC   Edmonds Orthopedic Center

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Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ Seattle 2014

The Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ is a one-day event that brings together professionals, parents, educators, and community stakeholders who are raising and educating boys. The summit is a positive, life-affirming, science-based, and practically focused professional development and networking event. This is the first of its kind in our community, one that brings together a national pioneer in the field of boys’ development with local pioneers in helping boys, young men, and families.  This event is ideal and targeted to the following groups:

parents :: teachers :: counselors :: therapists :: medical professional :: grandparents :: law enforcement :: corrections workers :: youth service providers :: early childhood providers :: mentors :: faith professionals

Michael Gurian
Our boys need us now in ways they have not before. They are being raised in a very complex world and many of their support systems and developmental frameworks have crumbled. As we bring our passionate attention to boys today, and come together to nurture, support, and educate them well, we give a gift not only to them, but to our families, communities, and culture.  I hope you will agree that it is time for a coordinated grass roots effort to help our sons.  Let’s do this together with summits and outreach that positively alter the cultural landscape for our sons.

- Michael Gurian, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wonder of Boys and featured speaker at Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ Seattle 2014

Parents and professionals today can sense the hunger in boys for innovative parenting and effective education. In nearly every academic and behavioral marker, boys and young men are struggling. While some males get to the top of corporations and government quite well, millions of males are not thriving. In your own community, you may have felt a need to study and positively affect the developmental journey of our boys. In every community, we are seeing more and more boys who need our help, and want us to engage with them in successful ways.

Questions the Summit Can Answer

If these kinds of questions are being asked in your community, this summit might be just the right vehicle for growth and social change:

  • What do boys need and how are boys needed in their world?
  • Why are boys falling behind in so many aspects of life, including school?
  • What is normal development of a boy from infancy to college age?
  • What do boys specifically need from moms and dads as they develop?
  • What are the best ways for counselors and therapists to work with males?
  • What do boys need from their faith communities?
  • How can we best protect the emotional lives of boys and young men?
  • What do boys need from grandparents and other mentors?
  •  What rites of passage are needed for boys?
  • How do we best deal with bullying and most effectively end male violence?

The founders of the Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ Seattle 2104 will focus the program on boys, but we believe this work is not just about boys—it is also about girls. We are now in an era in which girls’ and women’s rights will not move to their next level of social success until we solve the issues boys face. Michael Gurian, the father of two daughters, recently noted, “Our genders are utterly interdependent and the disturbing loss of our males is beginning to significantly harm our females as well.”

Celebrating BoysFather & Two Sons in the Park

While the need for the Summit grows, the founders believe, from disturbing trends in the social development of boys today, the Summit itself can also be a celebration of the vitality and uniqueness of boys and young men. This is a day to focus on boys’ development and enjoy boy energy and the resilience and vision of our boys and young men.

General Admission Tickets:

$50

General Admission

$40

General Admission - Teachers

$25

General Admission - Senior (over 62)

$40

General Admission - Group Discount (10 or more)

Purchase Tickets

* Enter Promo Code SUMMIT14 for Teacher Discount

VIP Admission Tickets:

$75

VIP Admission

$65

VIP Admission - Teachers

$37.50

VIP Admission - Senior (over 62)

$65

VIP Admission - Group Discount (10 or more)

VIP Tickets Highlights:

  • Event goody bag with featured book and coupons
  • Book signing private reception with Michael Gurian and Dr. Gregg Jantz
  • Reserved seating
Purchase Tickets

* Enter Promo Code SUMMIT14 for Teacher Discount

SUMMIT SCHEDULE

Time Program
8:00am – 1:30pm Registration/Ticket Sales*
8:00am – 9:00am Helping Boys Thrive® Exhibitor Booths Open

Social Networking; Coffee, concessions available

9:00am – 12:30pm Helping Boys Thrive® Morning Session
9:00am – 9:05am Welcome from Dr. Gregg Jantz. Introduction to Special Guest
9:05am – 9:15am Special Guest Remarks: Kevin and Beverly Sherman, parents of  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman
9:15am Dr. Jantz Introduces Featured Speaker Michael Gurian
9:15am – 10:30am Michael Gurian – Keynote Session 1
10:30am – 10:50am Coffee Break & Networking
10:50am – 12:00pm Michael Gurian – Keynote Session 2.

Introduction to Dr. Jantz

12:00pm – 12:30pm Dr. Gregg Jantz Keynote
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 4:00pm Helping Boys Thrive® Afternoon Session
1:30pm – 2:30pm Breakout Session (3)
- Dakota Hoyt from the Gurian Institute
- Dr. Gregg Jantz from The Center • A Place of HOPE
- Gregg Johnson – Presenter
2:30pm – 3:00pm Coffee Break & Networking
3:00pm – 4:00pm Expert Panel with Moderator and Q&A
-Michael Gurian
-Dr. Gregg Jantz
-Kevin and Beverly Sherman
4:00pm – 5:00pm Conference finished; exhibitor booths remain open

*Registration remains open until the start of the afternoon session

Who Should Attend The Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ Seattle 2014

This summit is for a wide variety of industry professionals, parents and youth organizers passionate about the welfare of our young boys and girls:

  • parents
  • teachers
  • counselors
  • therapists
  • medical professionals
  • grandparents
  • law enforcement and corrections workers
  • youth service providers
  • early childhood providers
  • mentors
  • ministers and other faith professionals
  • policy makers

3 Boys Holding Soccer Ball

Breakout sessions are targeted toward both professionals and parents and provide CEU for professionals. All sessions provide evidence-based practical strategies that can be used today in homes, offices, schools, youth groups and other environments. Education and counseling professionals receive 5 CEUs for attendance. Click here for more info about CEUs.

Sponsors & Booths

Receive outstanding visibility for, and engagement with, your organization or company. Be highlighted on radio, television, and print brochures detailing your organization and your support for your local community.

Please contact Aimee Baillargeon at Aimee@SeattleEventCo.com 425-998-3295 to discuss how your company or organization can Help Boys Thrive!

Download Sponsorship Brochure   Download Booth Request Form

Platinum “Summit” Sponsor — $5,000

Benefits to include:

  • Full page ad in our event program
  • Opportunity to distribute your own marketing information at the event via booth space
  • Acknowledgement as a Platinum sponsor in various media before, during and after event
    • Radio promotions in the Greater Seattle Area
    • Print brochures and promotions in local newspapers
    • Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ Website
    • Newsletters (3) to tens of thousands of recipients
  • Logo recognition in event slideshow and on Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ website
  • Prominent signage at the Summit recognizing your organization as a Platinum sponsor
  • Opportunity to include item in the Summit goodies bag handed to each attendee
  • Fifteen VIP tickets to the event, valued at over $1,100.00
  • Complimentary lunch reception for 15 guests during lunch intermission with keynote speakers
  • A 30% discount off additional summit tickets for the staff and friends of your agency
  • Fifteen autographed copies of Raising Boys by Design by Michael Gurian & Dr. Gregg Jantz

Gold “Thrive” Sponsor — $2,500

Benefits to include:

  • Half page ad in our event program
  • Opportunity to distribute your own marketing information at the event via booth space
  • Acknowledgement as a Gold sponsor in various media before, during and after event
    • Print brochures and promotions in local newspapers
    • Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ Website
    • Newsletters (3) to tens of thousands or recipients
  • Logo recognition in event slideshow and on Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ website
  • Prominent signage at the Summit recognizing your organization as a Gold sponsor
  • Opportunity to include item in the Summit goodies bag handed to each attendee
  • Ten VIP tickets to the event, valued at $750.00
  • A 20% discount off additional summit tickets for the staff and friends of your agency
  • Ten autographed copies of Raising Boys by Design by Michael Gurian & Dr. Gregg Jantz

Silver “Helping” Sponsor — $1,000Mother Carrying Young Son

Benefits to include:

  • Quarter page ad in our event program
  • Opportunity to distribute your own marketing information at the event via booth space
  • Logo recognition in event slideshow and on Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ website
  • Prominent signage at the Summit recognizing your organization as a Silver sponsor
  • Opportunity to include item in the Summit goodies bag handed to each attendee
  • Five VIP tickets to the event, valued at $375.00
  • A 15% discount off additional summit tickets for the staff and friends of your agency
  • Five autographed copies of Raising Boys by Design by Michael Gurian & Dr. Gregg Jantz

Bronze “Boys” Sponsor — $500

Benefits to include:

  • Business name in our event program
  • Logo recognition in event slideshow and on Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ website
  • Prominent signage at the Summit recognizing your organization as a Bronze sponsor
  • Three VIP tickets to the event, valued at over $225.00
  • A 10% discount off additional the summit tickets for the staff and friends of your agency
  • Three autographed copies of Raising Boys by Design by Michael Gurian & Dr. Gregg Jantz

Exhibitor Booth — $100-$500

Benefits to include:

  • Business name in our event program
  • Logo recognition in event slideshow and on conference website
  • Up to three (3) VIP tickets to the event, valued at over $225.00, at $500 level
  • A 10% discount off the summit tickets for the staff and friends of your agency
  • An autographed of Raising Boys by Design by Michael Gurian & Dr. Gregg Jantz
Booth Specifications:

There are a limited number of booths available. Please contact Aimee Baillargeon at Aimee@SeattleEventCo.com or 425-998-3295 to discuss how your company or organization can benefit from a Help Boys Thrive exhibitor booth

  • Each booth area will be 10’ x 10’ with a minimum of 3’ between booths
  • Set up is the morning of the event, beginning at 7:30am
  • Break-down of booths can begin at 4pm and must be complete by 6pm
  • Booth displays must be submitted to the Summit prior to the event for review and approval
Download Booth Request Form

Presenting Sponsors of Helping Boys Thrive Summit™

Gurian Institute

Gurian Institute

More than 60,000 teachers have been trained in the Institute’s programs and interventions, from more than 2,000 schools, with some of those schools becoming “GI Model Schools.”  We provide the critical training missing from most post-secondary education related to how boys and girls learn differently. 

Data Matters: When addressing data and gaps associated with race, socioeconomic status and/or language background, it is critical to examine the role gender plays in patterns of achievement, classroom management, and student engagement. This  training is not a new curriculum. Its holistic nature grows from its fidelity to all three fundamental areas of child development: nature, nurture, and culture. It builds understanding of boys and girls in all settings: curricular, extra-curricular, and behavioral areas.

GET READY TO: Increase student engagement, Increase teacher effectiveness, Provide best practices for literacy and STEM, Decrease gender gaps related to academics, Decrease behavior-related gender gaps,Understand & manage relational aggression among girls, Increase social-emotional skills among boys to reduce bullying.

The Center • A Place of HOPE

The Center • A Place of HOPE

Nearly 30 years ago, eating disorder specialist Dr. Gregory Jantz had a vision of hope. Trained in counseling, he looked at the treatment options available and realized something was missing. In all areas of need – from eating disorders to depression – hurting people went to a doctor, a psychiatrist, a counselor, and a pastor, going from place-to-place looking for hope, help and healing from their pain. At each junction, they received help for a piece of the puzzle, but that puzzle often remained unsolved.

Instead of settling for fractured care, Dr. Jantz created The Center • A Place of HOPE.  The Center has leaders in whole-person care where people find comprehensive, coordinated care from a team of world class professionals.  These professionals address medical, physical, psychological, emotional, nutritional, fitness and spiritual factors involved in recovery.

The “whole-person” approach is at the core of Dr. Jantz’s wide audience appeal and the high level of transformation he inspires. He believes everyone is a constellation of emotional, physical, intellectual, relational, and spiritual dimensions operating within the context of circumstance. By addressing and engaging each element through the kind of whole-person care offered at The Center, the entire person can emerge as a whole, healed human being.

Sarah Taylor in Middays

Sarah Taylor in Middays

9:00am – 2:00pm

Sarah Taylor started listening to SPIRIT 105.3 in her college years and quickly became passionate about the music. She was a frequently-calling, bumper-sticker-displaying, song-requesting fan. Soon, she began an internship and pretty much refused to leave the studio once her semester was up!

For Sarah, the Pacific Northwest has always been, and always will be, home. She enjoys running (however, nothing more than a 5k) and relies on spell-check daily. If you have a newborn baby, Sarah will try to hold it for as long as you let her and sniff its little neck. If you are having a party at your house, Sarah is 95% more likely to attend if allowed to wear Yoga pants. If frozen yogurt is involved, she’s 100% there.

Her husband, Joel, is a better cook than she is. They have two young children, Olivia and Ethan. Some days Sarah and Joel look at each other and wonder when they will add another to the mix, and some days they collapse exhausted on the couch and think “maybe in a little while longer.”

Co-Sponsors of Helping Boys Thrive Summit™

American Association of Christian Councelors

American Association of Christian Councelors

In the AACC, we understand the challenges in helping others. And whether you are a pastor, clinician, physician or lay helper, we exist to serve you faithfully as you care for others. As a member, we’ll help you become more aware of current trends and issues in counseling, deliver cutting-edge services and offer timely resources — all designed to help increase your counseling effectiveness. As we grow together, we will work to:

  • Help you handle the Bible with confidence while dealing with life’s most difficult and trying issues.
  • Offer insight on clinical issues and patterns that have emerged through reflection, research and scholarship.
  • Provide practical tools and strategies to help you in your day-to-day ministry.
  • Offer standards and direction in handling the tough legal, ethical and gray areas of counseling.

In a very short time, AACC has become the leading organization for professional, pastoral and lay counselors. Nearly 50,000 members have found a place for “professional affiliation” and a “place to belong” — an organization that provides support, education, resources and encouragement, and strives to be practical, Biblically-based and clinically excellent.

Platinum “Summit” Sponsors

Edmonds Orthopedic Center

Bronze “Boys” Sponsors

Cline Jewelers        Red Twig Cafe        Epulo Bistro        Campbell Nelson        Speedy Sign Center

REGISTER

The Helping Boys Thrive Summit™ Seattle 2014 is truly packed with excitement and value.

Attendees have access to:

  • All summit-related events, including general sessions, breakout workshops & panel with Q&A
  • Exhibit booths from local organizations
  • Concessions and times set aside for Networking 
  • Books and Resources to Help Buys Thrive

CEUs

5 CEUs or 5 Clock Hours available for $30 administrative cost. Click here for more info.

Register Now

* Enter Promo Code SUMMIT14 for Teacher Discount

DATES

May 24, 2014

LOCATION

Edmonds Center For The Arts, Edmonds Washington
www.edmondscenterforthearts.org
410 Fourth Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 275-9595

25 minutes north of Downtown Seattle
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