Dearest friends and supporters,
For eight years, I have been honored to serve our community through Maine Boys to Men’s critical mission and programs. Partnering with thousands of local youth to end male violence and advance gender equity has been the most important work of my life. It has filled me with purpose and hope.
This will be my final week as Executive Director. I leave this role with immeasurable appreciation for the opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic and talented team within our caring community.
There is so much to be celebrated! Together, we have expanded our programs over 700% in recent years. We launched our first Youth Advisory Council and collaborated with Maine’s Wabanaki and immigrant/refugee communities. We presented at national conferences and received recognition from the Biden “Youth Leads” Foundation. Our programs were approved by the Department of Justice and featured in books and national news outlets. We are bravely expanding our impact statewide and beyond.
Every day, we continue to meet the rising demand and need for our unique approach to violence prevention. Our school-based youth programs reach thousands of students year-round. We continue to share our curriculum with youth-serving adults statewide through our Training Institute. Boot Camp for New Dads is offered monthly. We invite you all to get more involved by attending our next online Introductory Workshop on Friday, January 19th.
I am proud to announce that Harry Kimball will be our Interim Executive Director. Harry is a public education and communications leader with deep experience in the youth-focused nonprofit space. Prior to taking on this interim role, Harry was a committed board member and vocal champion of our work. I trust wholeheartedly that Maine Boys to Men is in good hands and I invite you to reach out to email@example.com if you’d like to connect.
Our board of directors has begun a search for the next Executive Director! For more information about this available position, please see here.
For 25 years, Maine Boys to Men has grown and thrived because our community was courageous. Our programs have changed lives, advanced gender equity, and created safer schools and communities.
This is only possible because of the dedication of thousands of local youth, supportive educators and coaches, generous donors and volunteers, our talented staff, and all of you who are reading this letter. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all.
I will continue to support Maine Boys to Men and this courageous commitment to end all forms of male violence and self-harm while advancing gender equity. I hope you will too.
Heidi Randall, Executive Director
P.S. Stay in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org!