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Etiquette on the Agenda for Boys 2 Men Training

Community 13 Mar, 2024 Follow News

Boys 2 Men Founders Simon Miller, and Christopher Murray, along with Coordinator Norman Howell.

Students from John Gray and Hope Academy on their way to the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman for a day of etiquette training as part of the Boys 2 Men programme.

By STUART WILSON

Approximately 150 boys from the Boyz 2 Men Programme attended an etiquette training workshop at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman on 26th February.

The session was aimed at refining the young men’s skills in social settings and imparting best practices in relation to good manners, along with conversational do’s and don’ts.

“It is vitally important for them to be exposed to standardised practices that can better them anywhere in the word,” noted Boys 2 Men Founder, Mr. Christopher Murray.

He added that the training the boys were undergoing was in preparation for the fine dining event that they would participate in honoring their mothers in a the coming weeks.

Each year the Boys 2 Men programme hosts a dinner event at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman where the boys that have taken part in the programme present their mothers, aunts, sister or any other woman who has played an important role in their lives with a rose and offer words of thanks.

With regard to thus particular workshop in preparation for the event, Mr. Murray noted:

“The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman has been a key player in the development of the programme and these young men. They used to come to the school when we first began and have since opened up their ballroom for the various events that we have.”

Mr. Murray explained that programmes such as Boys 2 Men can go a long way to helping curb violent behaviour in young men and that there is grave need for these kinds of activities in Cayman’s community.

“We either invest in the penal system or something that is proactive and can stem some of the early signs of dysfunction.”

Several of the boys will also be going to the Cayman Brac to have a time where the facilitators of the programme can ‘poor into them,’ according the Mr. Murray.

The Boys 2 Men programme is now in its 15th year and has grown every single year.

A vast majority of the boys in the programme chose to take part on their own accord, whilst some are picked by their teachers.

The programme’s cofounders include, Mr. Simon Miller and Seaford Russel.

Mr. Murray said he was appealing to persons in the private and public sectors to support the Boys 2 Men initiative and explained that a programme for girls is also in the works.

“The RISE (Respect, Inspire, Support, Empower) for girls is coming behind this programme and shadowing what we are doing and will be rolled out in the very near future,” said Mr. Murray.


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