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Courageously committed to ending male violence and self-harm while advancing gender equity.

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Maine Boys to Men currently finds unprecedented demand and interest in our work, and with this demand has come increased visibility. Please check out this recent NBC News article that our team was interviewed for, along with several other violence-prevention organizations. The piece discusses the disturbing rates of mass shootings in our country and how this relates to the way we raise boys.

We also recently released a statement in response to the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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Reducing Violence

Our mission is to end all forms of male violence and self-harm and to advance gender equity by supporting the development of self-aware, empathetic boys and men.

Testimonials

Making An Impact

Youth

This is an opportunity to explore about very important topics that don't get talked about or addressed anywhere else.

~RSVP® High School Participant

Working with Maine Boys to Men's Youth Council has made me more aware of issues and how I can help in even a moderate way. My involvement has taught me how to have an open and accepting mind.

~Youth Council Participant

adults

In this workshop, I met parents who showed up as their purest, most vulnerable selves. We learned about healthy masculinity and how it's vital to youths' growth. I thank Maine Boys to Men for creating a safe place to learn from other men and create productive conversations for our day-to-day lives.

~Tim Cole, Generations of Change Participant

The workshop leaders created an environment to share with boundaries, but in a way that encouraged me to let my guard down and be open to learning different views and perspectives. This program exceeded my expectations."

~Anonymous

partners

Your work is so powerful and we remain grateful for our working relationship.

~Abby Spooner, University of Maine Hutchinson Center

schools

We were thrilled to bring the Educators & Coaches workshop to staff, teachers, and coaches from five districts. Several of my teachers said it was the most valuable professional development they had received in years. Following the training, three teachers started a professional learning team to implement pieces of the Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP®) into our work with students. We left the workshop motivated to enact changes and equipped with the resources to do so.

~Stephen Chabot, Assistant Principal, Falmouth Elementary School

researchers

“By focusing on positive expressions of masculinity, this program helps boys find positive ways to prevent violence and cope with violence to which they may have already been exposed.”

~Rutgers University Study of RSVP®

Family Members

Since my husband started to join the Men Connect meetings, he has changed his behavior. I realize that there is somebody in the shadow helping him understand how a couple can engage in uncomfortable topics together, but doing so comfortably.

~Partner of a Participant, Men Connect for New Mainers