Human development is a lifelong process of physical, behavioral, cognitive, emotional growth and changes. Throughout the process each 13 year old develops attitudes and values that guide choices, relationships, understanding, and behaviors. The developmental process applies to all boys. However, each adolescent is an individual and may reach their stages earlier or later than other teens the same age.
Turning 13 represents one of the critical transitions in the life span and is characterized by a tremendous pace in growth and change that is second only to that of infancy. The biological determinants of adolescence are universal. Beside physical and sexual maturation these experiences include movement toward social and economic independence, development of identify, the acquisition of skills needed to carry out adult relationships and roles, and the capacity for abstract reasoning.
It is a time of considerable risk during which social contexts exert powerful influences on teen age boys. The project was created to help boys with that transition into puberty.