A CALL TO MEN has launched a free online certification training for its LIVERESPECT Coaching Healthy, Respectful Manhood Curriculum. The on-demand webinar series takes participants through A CALL TO MEN’s signature training on its curriculum for middle-school and high-school boys. Typically conducted in person over the course of a school day, the online certification training can be completed in three sessions that average 35 minutes each at the convenience of the participant and includes a downloadable certificate upon completion.
“Through the tremendous support of Harry’s, A CALL TO MEN is able to offer this resource to schools and youth programs at no cost to their organizations,” said Ted Bunch, co-founder of A CALL TO MEN and co-author of the curriculum and certification training. “Harry’s commitment to promoting healthy manhood will help shatter gender stereotypes, prevent violence and discrimination, and allow boys to live healthier, happier lives.”
“We're a men's brand, so we think a lot about how we can help guys - through our products, and also more broadly in the world. To that end, we're incredibly excited to partner with A CALL TO MEN to make their LIVERESPECT curriculum widely available to teachers, coaches, mentors and other figures in young men's lives. We're honored to play a small part in giving the next generation of men the tools and training they need to live happy and healthy lives, while building stronger and more respectful communities in the process,” said Andy Katz-Mayfield, Co-Founder and CEO at Harry’s.
The LIVERESPECT Curriculum promotes healthy, respectful manhood and healthy relationships; decreases language and actions that degrade women, girls and other marginalized groups; challenges harmful cultural and social norms; and decreases instances of dating violence, sexual assault, bullying and homophobia. One of the most compelling data points that came from the curriculum pilot is around consent. Pre-curriculum, only 19 percent of boys report knowing what consent means. Post-curriculum, that number increases to 75 percent. The full pilot report can be downloaded HERE.
Both the curriculum and the online certification training were written by A CALL TO MEN in conjunction with Scholastic, and are based on A CALL TO MEN’s 20+ years of experience working with and training men and boys, from the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and National Hockey League, to the United States Military, the Department of Justice, the United Nations, and high schools, colleges and universities across the nation. The curriculum is also free and available for download HERE.
Sign up for the online certification training HERE.