I live in Brooklyn and Pirchei is B”H growing, but many boys still don’t know about it. Unfortunately, I see many boys playing basketball, riding bikes etc. which are things that should not be done on Shabbos. What’s an effective way to encourage boys to go to Pirchei (as many parents and Yeshivos don’t encourage it)?
Put up signs in the schools.
In the late 90’s the leaders of Pirchei tried to persuade R’ Shmuel Berenbaum to encourage bochurim to become pirchei leaders. All they could elicit out of R’ Shmuel was to get a mention in the weekly Friday Chumash shmooze. When the time came, all R’ Shmuel would say was that he didn’t see the point of a bochur taking off from his time to do pirchei. If the bochur were to learn mishnayos with the boys, good, but just to say stories and discuss the parsha a little, he didn’t feel was a worthwhile endeavour. Yet R’ Shmuel was aware that over the years many of his talmidim were involved in pirchei , and he never discouraged them
About Time not so in Chicago Pirchei group does Talmud not just stories, and a little parsha
Parents will encourage most things that allow them to get their shabbos nap in.
TheGoq well in Chicago pirchei is Motzei Shabbos
Rent a gym and bike track
the plumber why rent when u can own