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What We Do

Group Based Mentoring

Our site-based, group mentorship program is a flexible, high-impact way to transform our communities through conscientious and regular engagement with masculine-identified youth and adults. 

This evidence informed program takes place primarily through weekly talking circles  that provide significant opportunities for both fun and deep self-reflection. With a very simple approach, these circles make a major impact on the lives of all participants, regardless of their age.

While this program was initially designed for schools, we now work with a range of community partners to develop and implement this program. 

Our data has shown that boys who participate in a weekly talking circle on average experience significant improvements in grades, disciplinary referrals, emotional intelligence, emotional and physical well-being and social skills. 

Talking Circles

School or Community Based Talking Circles (Site Based Group Mentoring Program)

  • Held 1 time per week for 1 hour
  • Facilitated by trained and screened mentors (at least 2 mentors per group)
  • Done through a trauma informed lens and recognizes Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments
  • Topics may be given by facilitator/mentor(s) but the conversation is driven by the participants

Circle Goals

  • Build Community
  • Repair Harm
  • Create a sense of belonging
  • Provide safe spaces where participants  can share, be respectfully heard and acknowledged with NO judgement, advice, stigma, etc.

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