Maine Boys to Men engages communities to shift attitudes and actions to end male violence against women and girls.
Boys and men are bombarded by narrow, confusing, and often destructive messages about what masculinity is and isn't, contributing to a culture of self-harm, disrespect, and violence against others. Maine Boys to Men offers a unique set of experiential workshops, rooted in a broader view of masculinity, that empower boys, girls, men, and women to notice and intervene in potentially harmful situations long before they become violent.
We believe it is not the boys, but rather the culture in which they live and grow, that is in need of repair. While holding boys and men to a higher degree of individual accountability, we also put an appropriate level of focus on the environment—families, schools, community organizations, and peer culture—as the key agents of change in the lives of boys.