Live Respect: Gender and racial equity curriculum for middle and high school boys

A Call to Men’s Live Respect and Healthy Masculinity Curriculum: Life Skills and Well-Being For Boys and Young Men offers coaches, educators, mentors, and youth advocates the tools to build young people of character. Data show that the curriculum significantly increases young people’s understanding of — and commitment to — gender equity and violence prevention. The curriculum was written in partnership with Scholastic.

The Live Respect Middle & High School curriculum

Designed especially for boys 10-18, and available in our free curriculum or via a custom workshop with A Call to Men trainers, this curriculum focuses on:

  • promoting healthy, respectful manhood
  • decreasing language and actions that degrade women, girls and other marginalized groups
  • challenging harmful cultural and social norms 
  • decreasing instances of bullying and homophobia
  • promoting healthy relationships


In 2017, A Call to Men and Verizon conducted a study on the impact of the Live Respect curriculum on 300 male students who took the course. The results demonstrate the urgent need for this kind of training for all young men.

Before taking the course, only 21% of boys understood that they are taught to view women and girls as the property of men. After the course, that number increased to 90%.

Before taking the course, only 19% of boys said they knew the meaning of consent. After the course, that number increased to 75%.

Download the free Live Respect curriculum

Live Respect on Campus

Live Respect on Campus is a movement for college students who are organizing on college campuses. Our free toolkit includes a slide presentation and other materials for students to organize to advance healthy manhood and prevent gender-based violence at their college or university.