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The Males Place
MCHD Male's PlaceThe Males Place aims to provide life skills and other help to 12-18-year-olds so they will develop into responsible adults. We provide comprehensive and preventive health educational programs, enrichment experiences and resources necessary for appropriate manhood development. Learn more about The Males Place and how you can participate. 

Boy Scouts of America
Whitney M. Young Award Winner, Reggie Singleton

Reggie Singleton, Director, The Males PlaceReggie Singleton has been named the 2011 recipient of the National Whitney M. Young Award by the Boy Scouts of America. This award is to commemorate the outstanding service of an individual working with youth and families in Scouting outreach programs. The Special Initiatives nominating committee selected him for his 8 years of service as a Charter representative and venture crew leader of crew 228; and dedicated commitment to the larger community through health programs, committee service and volunteerism. Reggie recently led a trip to Ghana, West Africa for clients of the Health Department’s Males Place Program. The trip was funded through private donations.

Reggie will officially receive his award at the 2011 Adult Recognition Banquet for the Mecklenburg County Council, Boy Scouts of America on April 27th at 7 p.m. at One Bank of America Center in Charlotte.

Organic Community Garden

Group of participants Fall Planting
“This is about putting time, sweat and tears into something,”  says participant James. “It's about getting your hands dirty. It's about getting up and doing something with your life.” Learn more about the community garden project how you can get involved with The Males Place.     

Cultural Experiences
Participants visit the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro
A recent trip to the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro NC was to help provide knowledge of the and understanding of the African American experiences.

What People are Saying
"This is Great! I am so glad these boys are getting positive male bonding. There is such a lack of positive male role models, for the boys sake I hope the program expands! They are awesome, this will give them a great feeling of accomplishment!" smommyof2 wrote on 

"There is nothing like planting your own garden and literally enjoying the fruits of your labor. I hope they can keep this good thing going year after year. Great job." tim61468 wrote on

"The Males Place teaches boys to become men." story on 

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