Engaging Men and Youth Chapter from the 2016 Biennial Report to Congress
Read about program accomplishments from July 2013 - June 2015 and hear from grantees in their own words.
With our audience of young men, we realized how important it is to remain in constant communication with these young men as they are constantly bombarded with different things taking up their attention, whether it is personal, for school, or for family. Thus, we worked hard to stay in contact with the coaches and the boys through more workshops, more contact, and more follow-up. We worked to create stronger mentoring relationships with the boys, and did see more boys reaching out to their mentors outside of school hours and asking for support in areas such as dating and life after graduation. We saw that when discussing certain current affairs issues such as Jameis Winston and rape, the boys still had questions regarding consent as well as accountability. The boys additionally still struggle with the idea of intervention versus snitching.