What is B.o.s.s. (Beyond our selves & school)? 


B.O.S.S. is a youth-led prevention (YLP) program for Fulton County 5th and 6th grade boys, coordinated by the Fulton County Health Department (FCHD), with funding provided by Fulton County Job and Family Services (JFS).  

During the 2019-20 school year, we offered a successful pilot program for this school-based YLP at Evergreen and Pike-Delta-York Middle Schools. For the 2020-21 school year, we expanded this program to include Wauseon Elementary and Archbold Middle Schools!

B.O.S.S. is completely customizable. Schools may select one grade level to begin and add more when they are ready. We could meet once or twice a week in groups of 15-25 boys for 30-45 minutes as part of the regular school day. This program can be setup to best meet the needs of your students and district; whatever works best! Since B.O.S.S. is generously funded through Fulton County JFS, there is no additional cost to your district. Your school, teachers and other students will benefit from the essential skills your boys will learn and demonstrate through their increased school involvement.

Check this out to see "Why We Do It"  


Want to bring B.O.S.S. to your school?

Josie Marchena, B.O.S.S. facilitator, looks forward to working as one member of many to get the boys enthusiastic about their commitment to their communities!

To start planning your B.O.S.S. group for this upcoming fall semester contact:

Josie Marchena at josiemarchena@fultoncountyoh.com or 419-337-0915 x2367