“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
— Frederick Douglass


“When used in creative ways, mentoring becomes a “living bridge” between generations, a practice that invites youth fully into life.”
— Michael Meade

Why We Do What We Do

We believe that initiating and supporting boys on their challenging journey into manhood is vital for a just and sustainable future.

Our Mission

We support adolescent males in their transformation to becoming men of integrity by modeling authentic masculinity, supporting self-awareness and emotional growth in a community that honors their youthful energy.

What We Do

Journeymen mentors at-risk adolescent males (ages 12-17) during their transformation to becoming men of integrity. Our mentors model authentic masculinity and nurture self-awareness and emotional growth, while challenging and assisting boys to discover their unique gifts. We honor their emerging masculinity and youthful energy alike. In short we help teenage boys grow into men.

Journeymen mentors adolescent boys at risk

“If we don’t initiate our boys, they will burn down the village to feel the heat.” — African Proverb

Spring 2019 ROPAW

Enroll a boy or sign up to staff our spring rite of passage adventure weekend.

Thanks To Our Sponsors

The Mens Council
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