December 14, 2019

Guy Zone: A Free Self Development Program for Boys Aged 12-15 at Essex Library

Guy Zone is a free 8 week self development program for boys aged 12-15.  This program explores diverse topics with different presenters each week that emphasize health, leadership, sports, peer pressure, altruism, career development, finances and more.

Join the group on designated Mondays at the Essex Library: September through November at 6:30 p.m. Due to the nature of this program, we are unable to accept more than 12 participants. Attendees must participate in each session in order to take part in our special project with ESPN studios. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining us, call or email Jessica today. (860) 767-1560 or


The Schedule.

Week 1 – September 12

Introduction with John McGirr: Getting to Know the Group

Week 2 – September 19

Leadership with Camp Hazen Counselor Rhino Merrick

Week 3 – September 26

Volunteerism with Fire Capt. Don Schumacher and the Essex EMS Department

Week 4 – October 3

Ideas about the Future and Job Interviews with Education Solutions

Week 5 – October 17

Finances and Savings in the Virtual World with Marla Bogaert of Essex Savings Bank

Week 6 – November 6

A Special Project with ESPN studios

Week 7 – November 14

Cooking and Nutrition with Chef Thomas Peterlik from local Farm Dinners and the Valley Regional School District

Week 8 – November 21

Group Conclusion with John and the Group


A generous grant given to us by the Middlesex County Community Foundation has made this program possible. Many Thanks!