Grow Boys! is committed to building a framework of research that grounds our action to support boys. To that end we present the following items:
- Literature Review Fall 2010 We conducted a literature review early within our process to justify a need for our concept, and to scan relevant published materials that supported our mission/vision
- Knowledge Cafe Spring 2011 We conducted the knowledge cafe to help create a local context for Grow Boys! Red Deer. We intend for our effort to be replicable, but also that Grow Boys! will look different in different communities.
- Knights in Training K.I.T. was a pilot mentorship program that pairs high school boys as mentors to fifth-grade boys. Over twelve weekly, one-hour sessions, mentors and proteges use the game of chess and it's playing pieces as metaphors for positive emotional, social and moral development.