In 1998, the same year Google was founded and Bill Clinton was busy denying sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, a group of passionate, driven, and courageous individuals in Maine came together around a vision. Their vision, truly revolutionary for its time, connected the dots between the emotional well-being of boys, the many benefits of gender equality, and the harsh realities of male violence against women and girls. By helping boys navigate societal pressures placed on them, everyone would benefit!
This week, The Guardian, a UK based publication carried an in-depth story on the still unique and powerful work of Maine Boys to Men (read it here). This story, based on a 2016 interview, got us reflecting on our two decades of impact. All who have played a role in making Maine Boys to Men what it is today should feel very proud. A publication with a large global audience has recognized our leadership in re-defining masculinity.
Since 2016 alone --- over 4,000 boys, girls, men, and women have been directly served through our Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP). The impact has been powerful:
Thousands of middle school boys report an increase in emotional awareness, shifts in attitudes around male power and privilege, and increased support of gender equity in relationships!
In high schools and across our community, boys and men are taking action, alongside girls and women, in support of gender equality and against gender-based violence!
We invite you to join us for a night of inspiration...
Information and tickets here.
Attend an upcoming screening of The Mask You Live In to learn more about our work.
Thank you to our corporate sponsors!