f2b for Boys: Building Relationships & Resilience
What is my worth? Who can I count on? What am I capable of?
The way a boy in grades 5-8 answers these questions greatly determines the level of purpose, community and resilience he will experience as he grows into adulthood.
f2b (short for free to be) is a relationship- and resilience-based program from Frieda B., LLC and The Story Barn, created to engage middle-school youth in healthy, positive, inspiring and motivating activities and conversations related to sustainable confidence.
Frieda B. Youth Mentor and f2b Boys leader Hunter Bowers uses inspiring human stories and fun group interaction such as team games, circuits, campfire discussions to guide each participant toward:
- internalizing the worth and potential of his own unique story (I Matter);
- building strong relationships of mutual support and trust (I Belong); and
- believing he can do hard things (I Can).
This is a drop-off event for boys in grades 5-8 (ages 9-13), at The Story Barn in Somers, CT. Register for one date, or for multiple; these events don't need to be attended in succession. Boys are invited to wear casual, activity-friendly clothing and bring a refillable water bottle. Snacks are provided. Each f2b event is limited to 12 participants.
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About Hunter Bowers. Hunter grew up in Somers, CT. He loved to play youth sports, and now he loves to coach them. A member of the Track & Field and Men’s Basketball Teams at Springfield College, Hunter graduated from Springfield College in 2021 with a degree in K-12 Physical Education, and currently is an elementary teacher in the Rocky Hill (CT) school district. He loves working with kids of all ages, but greatly enjoys working with middle school youth. Through f2b, Hunter creates a safe community for middle school boys, to help them believe in their true worth and the worth of others, and to instill confidence in them at an age when many need it the most.
About Frieda B. and The Story Barn. Be it through our books or our barn, our two-family-owned-and-operated business exists to spark the one-of-a-kind-free-to-be story in every child. We create, publish and distribute the national-award-winning Frieda B. book series. The Story Barn in Somers, CT is home to Frieda B., and to events designed to encourage the story within. Learn more at www.FriedaB.com.