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

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Understand how we work with youth and youth-serving adults to build safer communities.

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Gain confidence as a prospective or new parent.

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Learn how to lead our Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP®) curriculum in your community.

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UNDERSTAND MALE VIOLENCE
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Our Mission

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

Community partners

MBTM's work is so powerful and we remain grateful for our working relationship.

~Abby Spooner, University of Maine Hutchinson Center

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®

schools

We brought the Educators & Coaches workshop to staff, teachers, and coaches from five districts and it was the most valuable professional development we had received in years. Following the training, three teachers started a professional learning team to implement pieces of 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

We’ve attended trainings that promised inclusion and diversity but that weren’t engaging or useful, especially for experiential education. We really appreciated the facilitators' engagement, data, and positive communication. The modular design gives us many ways to incorporate these tools into our programming and better equips us as educators to facilitate conversations with students.

~World Ocean School participants

Press

The United States would have much less violence if there were more programs that share the mission of organizations like Maine Boys to Men.

~David Treadwell, Portland Press Herald

Research suggests [that programs like MBTM's] can be key to encouraging healthier emotional expression in young people, breaking down gender stereotypes and ultimately reducing violence.

~Julianne McShane, NBCnews.com

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