FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) –A group of boys will receive their passport to manhood Friday morning.
The program teaches boys ages 8 to 14 about character, leadership, and other life skills, with each participant receiving a passport to represent their journey of growth.
Each of the program’s 14 sessions uses interactive activities to focus on a specific aspect of character and manhood. It also includes a service project where boys learn the importance of giving back to the community.
The program works with several hundred young men, some of whom are being recognized at an honorary breakfast Friday morning at the Mirro Center.
During the breakfast, the Boys Club and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne will honor Larry Wiegand at the service. He is the CEO and owner of Weigand Construction and joins former honorees like Chuck Surack, Keith Busse, Ian Roland, Tom Keley, Scott Glaze and Dr. Michael Mirro in accepting the honor.
The club will also honor four young men who best exemplify the character virtues expected of all club members on their journey to adulthood. This year those honorees are Nataveon Jones, Savion Thomas, Chris Wallace and Michael Taylor.