When boys have the skills to deal with their emotions in constructive ways, they’re better sons, better boyfriends, better students, better workers, and ultimately, better men and members of their communities. Being perfect is an illusion; all of us make mistakes throughout our lifetimes. Boys who accept responsibility for their actions understand the power they have in other people’s lives. And coming from a place of power, they can respond in ways that honors the best of who they are, instead of operating out of shame or the desire merely to please others.


For a list of some of the statistics about the challenges boys face, click here.

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

—Frederick Douglass