joe says "boys 2men"

Joe was fortunate to have several male role models in his life when he was growing up here in Portland. Those men set an admirable example for him to follow, for which Joe is grateful. In that vein, Boys 2 Men is a local organization whose mission is to reduce interpersonal violence, specifically male violence against women and girls, and support the development of emotionally fluent, civically-engaged boys. This organization runs many helpful programs and workshops that help young men become the best that they can be.

Friday, April 27th, is Boys 2 Men's 20th anniversary celebration at the Mariner's Church in the Old Port. The evening will be emceed by Brian Thompson aka Stealing Oceans, a former Maine resident and Nashville-based hip-hop fusion artist striving to inspire others with his message to stay youthful, be grateful, and always love!

Joe urges you to learn more about this important local organization here, and more about the 20th anniversary celebration here.

                       Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.