Our training for all youth-serving adults, including educators and coaches, is aimed at ensuring an inclusive and violence-free school culture for all students and athletes. Since 2019, these trainings have received overwhelmingly positive feedback; they are now available on Zoom.
Educators and coaches are crucial pillars of influence and support in the lives of students, particularly in the context of developing identity, supporting self-esteem, and navigating peer relationships. This fast-paced, activity-based, and discussion-centered training will give youth-serving adults both a greater understanding of the societal messages facing boys and men and an introduction to the tools needed to create inclusive environments in classrooms and on athletic teams.
Virtual training programs consist of four two-hour sessions that take place over two consecutive weeks.
Trainings are free thanks to a grant from the US Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women.
You can click here to tell us that you'd like to be notified of future training sessions. Please see our one-page overview for more information. Please contact danny @ maineboystomen.org with any questions.
"We were thrilled to have Maine Boys to Men provide their Coaches & Educators Training to our staff in August 2019. We hosted teachers and coaches from five districts, and several of my own staff said it was the most valuable professional development they had received in years. Following the training, three Falmouth teachers were inspired to start a Professional Learning Team devoted to implementing pieces of the Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP) curriculum into our work with students. It was a really valuable day and I left feeling both motivated to enact some changes and equipped with the resources to do so." ~Stephen Chabot, Assistant Principal, Falmouth Elementary School