Supporting and Celebrating the Transition from Boyhood to Manhood
As the world is shaken up, our young men need guidance, connection and positive male role models more than ever. Simultaneously the world is in dire need of mature, healthy young people to lead us into the future.
Sonz Youth is a Youth Mentoring and Rites of Passage Program where we support young men to become stewards of the future!
We offer Virtual and In-Person Group Mentoring Programs to bring young men out of isolation and into connection...with their deep self, their peers and caring mentors!
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Young Men need visceral experience in nature, simple ceremony and the affirming presence of older men in order to see themselves clearly and step into their right place in the world.
Without this, they may withdraw, isolate and continue to display developmentally immature behaviors.
Our in-person gatherings bring all of these elements to create life-changing experiences they will remember forever.
As boys approach their teen years and move towards becoming men, they need clear models of the challenges and joys of this journey.
Our virtual programs are designed to help teenage boys get a clear picture of the man they are going to become and how their gifts and behaviors impact those around them. This change in perspective allows them to develop an authentic sense of personal identity and find a critical sense of belonging to a community beyond their nuclear family.
THE SONZ YOUTH CONVERGENCE II
July 13-16, 2023 in Jacumba, CA
The Sonz Youth Convergence is a contemporary rites of passage experience for young men ages 11 to 19 years to mark and celebrate their steps toward manhood in community.
As your boy becomes a man he needs a safe space to work out the dynamics of leaving boyhood behind. The mindset, the habits, the compulsions and the self image. In this powerful four-day adventure he will have the break from those familiar environments, people, and stimuli, and experience support, challenge and connection in meaningful ways that help him to tap into his senses, his inner wisdom and the power of community.
Scholarships are available for families in need!Enroll Now
A Time of Great Change
When your son is between the ages of 11 and 19 years old he is experiencing many dramatic structural shifts in his brain and body, as well as his peer groups. This time is charged with potential but can also be very overwhelming and confusing.
Congratulations, your boy is becoming a young man. However, lacking positive male role models and deep connection to peers, he may struggle to develop a healthy vision for this new role and develop maladaptive, unhealthy or self-destructive behaviors. This can lead to self-isolation, addiction, aggression and mental health issues.
Our programs provide young men ages 11-19 years with a safe haven where they are invited to express themselves along with their peers. Here, your boy can develop the necessary skills, confidence and self trust he needs to develop into a respectful, responsible and happy young man. A young man that has a clear and healthy vision of himself and his authentic role in his family and greater community.
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Become A Mentor
The next Beginning Mentor Training is April 1, 2023!
Are you interested in becoming a positive male role model for young men? It doesn't mean you have to be perfect, or teach them, or have it all figured out. Quite the opposite.
When you share your inner experiences with young men, your thoughts, feelings, struggles and stories that made you who you are today it imparts more than you could ever teach.
The Sonz Youth Mentorship Training program offers virtual and in-person opportunities for you to learn, train and show up for youth across the country. The Sacred Sons of the future!
The Sonz Youth Event Calendar
We offer ongoing opportunities for Youth, Parents and Mentors and numerous ways to 'Support and Celebrate the Transition from Boyhood to Manhood'.
Check our calendar to see our upcoming events!Calendar of Events