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Middle-school boys have a day out

Schenectady stiudents attend event

Pedro Perez of YMCA of Albany, left, and Alex Torres hold a drumming clinic at the 1st Annual Boys Day Out at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Pedro Perez of YMCA of Albany, left, and Alex Torres hold a drumming clinic at the 1st Annual Boys Day Out at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
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T-shirts replaced tuxes, and high-tops were favored over high heels as the Glen Sanders Mansion ditched its usually posh veneer to serve city middle-schoolers grappling with the gamut of teen issues.

Students from Schenectady’s middle schools drummed, played basketball, wrote poetry and broke into discussion groups that covered topics ranging from having incarcerated parents to relationships, drugs and violence at the inaugural Boys Day Out. The boys were able ...

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