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Voices of Boys and Men Concert Benefits Mentoring Program

Boys to Men New England (BTMNE) celebrates five years of offering adult-teen mentoring programs with its second annual “Voices of Boys and Men” benefit concert, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on April 21 at Scullers Jazz Club, in Boston. This year’s theme is The Power of Voice.

“Boys need an emotionally safe place where they can learn to find their voice, speak their truth, connect with their feelings and be heard and respected,” says BTMNE board chairperson Linda Marks. “Boys to Men New England offers programs to teenage boys so they can explore what it means to be a good man, and receive support to become the men they want to be.”

BTMNE offers group mentoring in community and school-based settings for boys ages 12 to 17 and proceeds from the concert will benefit these efforts. Two sets of musical performances will feature both youth and adult voices, including jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris, G20 and Sounds of Concord barbershop choruses, The Kid Jazz Band, father-and-son duo Jack and Jesse Gauthier, Boston Minstrel founder Tim McHale and 15-year-old saxophonist Sara Hanahan.

Concert admission includes appetizers, and BTMNE welcome donations to help students from Boston-area charter schools attend the event.


Cost: $75. Location: Scullers Jazz Club, Doubletree Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston. For more information, call 617-913-0683 or visit BoysToMenNewEngland.org.