In a family unit, each member plays an important role. A program through the Club teaches boys the role and responsibilities of a man in a family. Passport to Manhood is offered at each Club site, encouraging boys ages 8 to 14 to develop and mature into young men.
Recently, 14 boys from the Main Club had the opportunity to visit one of Casper’s Fire Stations to discuss a man’s family responsibilities while balancing a career. The firemen shared with the boys what their commitment to their families and communities mean. How they are expected to be reliable, consistent, trustworthy, and respectable in both their home and work life. They talked about the expectations of being a fireman – staying physically and mentally healthy, keeping up on training, and staying out of trouble with the law.
That lead to a discussion with the boys of what they view are a man’s responsibility to his family. Their answers included taking care of the house and yard, earning a living by going to work, leading their family and respecting their family. Further they talked about why those responsibilities are important. The boys indicated they are important to keep the family safe and to have money for groceries, transportation, and to pay the bills.
The interaction wrapped up with a demonstration of the jaws of life using it as a visual example of how with great power comes great responsibility.