Download our curriculum to mentor middle and high school boys

A CALL TO MEN has created the LIVERESPECT program to help mentors educate and encourage middle and high school boys to examine their attitudes and beliefs about masculinity.

We recognize that the underlying causes of violence and discrimination against women and girls are rooted in the ways females have been traditionally viewed and treated in our society.

Although historically it has been almost entirely women who have been at the forefront of addressing this issue, we think it is essential that men get involved and play a primary role in the solution.

Research shows that men and boys who adhere to rigid, traditional notions of gender roles and masculinity are more likely to report having used violence against a partner.

The goal of the LIVERESPECT program is to provide educators and mentors with tools to help raise awareness about gender stereotyping and prevent the use of violence and abusive behaviors, while teaching nonviolent and respectful behavior.

By implementing the lessons and modeling positive behavior, you can help boys better understand how to form healthy, respectful relationships with women and girls and give them the tools and strategies to do so.

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Register for A CALL TO COACHES

Register now for A CALL TO COACHESFREE educational training events where coaches and all men are empowered to build young men of character, to promote healthy, respectful manhood, and to decrease violence and discrimination against women and girls.  

Each event will feature former NFL standout player and current Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent and Co-Founder of A CALL TO MEN, Tony Porter. Additional guest speakers will include current and former NFL players and coaches as well as other leading men from each local community.

Who should register?

Coaches                             Athletic Directors
Educators                                            School Administrators
Youth Workers                                    Mental Health and Human Service Providers
Faith Leaders                                      Athletes
Mentors                                                Fathers

While women are always welcome, the program strives to have 80% male participation. 

Attendees who participate will be educated on and given A CALL TO MEN’s proprietary LIVERESPECT Coaching Healthy & Respectful Manhood Curriculum.  It promotes healthy, respectful manhood; decreases language and actions that degrade women, girls and other marginalized groups; challenges harmful cultural and social norms; and decreases instances of bullying and homophobia.  The LIVERESPECT curriculum empowers boys to better understand healthy relationships, more effectively negotiate relationships with their peers, and make better decisions for themselves and those around them.  

Follow these links to REGISTER NOW for A CALL TO COACHES in these cities:

Philadelphia, PA                                          April 18, 2016

Northern Virginia/Washington, DC          May 16, 2016

Atlanta, GA                                                   September 20, 2016

Houston, TX                                                 October 4, 2016

Los Angeles, CA                                          November 7, 2016

A CALL TO COACHES is hosted by A CALL TO MEN in partnership with the National Football League.  

A CALL TO COACHES is an uplifting, educational and motivational experience. Through A CALL TO MEN’s insightful analysis, men will be empowered to help mold boys and young men who are more effective in their sport and most importantly, more effective in life.
— Troy Vincent, Executive Vice President of Football Operations

Breaking Out of the Man Box Now Available

Tony Porter’s highly anticipated book Breaking Out of the Man Box boldly exposes the connection between men and the quest to end violence against women and girls.  Porter provides an honest and transformative experience for men and creates a world where men and boys are loving and respectful and women and girls are valued and safe. 

As the co-founder of A CALL TO MEN, Porter is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood.  He is a leading voice on male socialization, the intersection of masculinity and violence against women, and healthy, respectful manhood.  Porter’s 2010 TED Talk has been named by GQ Magazine as one of the “Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See.”

 Porter is an adviser to the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball, providing policy consultation, working extensively with player engagement, and facilitating violence prevention and healthy manhood training.  

 Now, in Breaking Out of the Man Box, Porter’s message is directed at all men.

 Breaking Out of the Man Box is available January 26th.

“Tony is a man of great character and virtue, a leader in the charge to end domestic violence. It has been an honor to fight that battle alongside him. With Breaking Out of the ‘Man Box’ Tony has taken the extra step to offer organic solutions to cement a culture change to end domestic violence using the illustration of the ‘man box.’ His book challenges us all to be better men, not just bystanders, but in pursuit of doing the right thing.”

—TROY VINCENT, executive vice president, NFL Football Operations

“Breaking Out of the ‘Man Box’ is a powerful look at manhood and its connection to violence against women. This transformative read is for fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, and friends—for any man who wants to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe. Readers will want to be part of the Next Generation of Manhood.”

—JAMES BROWN, network broadcaster, CBS Sports and CBS News

“A life-changing read for the well-meaning man. Breaking Out of the ‘Man Box’ heightens readers’ awareness of their potential impact on women in their lives and communities, and lays a bold foundation for preventing violence against all women and girls.”

—PETER BUFFETT, copresident, NoVo Foundation

“Tony Porter’s book is a well-meaning man’s call to other well-meaning men to end the silence, ask difficult questions of ourselves and those around us, and begin a unified discussion that will lead to a lasting, meaningful solution.”

—DANNY PINO, actor, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU  

Tony Porter's TED Talk

A CALL TO MEN, Co-founder - Tony Porter presents at TED Women in Washington DC. He shares a powerful message about manhood and the role of men (as a collective) in preventing domestic and sexual violence. At TEDWomen, Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t “act like a man.” Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the “man box.” (Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010 in Washington, DC. Duration: 11:14)

 

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"The Next Generation of Manhood" encourages men to rethink the traditional images of manhood and contemporary masculinity in order to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.  

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for participating in #GivingTuesday and A CALL TO MEN’s Holiday Giving Appeal

A CALL TO MEN sincerely thanks each of you who participated in #GivingTuesday and our Holiday Giving Appeal.  Together, we raised critical funds that will be used to promote a healthy, respectful manhood and prevent violence against women and girls.  Our Board of Directors showed a steadfast commitment to the organization and matched – dollar for dollar – the funds donated on #GivingTuesday. 

At A CALL TO MEN, we envision a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.  Thank you for working alongside us to create that world.