More and more young men are lacking fathers and positive figures in their lives. They are being forced to find an identity and learn to navigate through society on their own, often receiving ineffective lessons from inexperienced peers or through negative stimuli. As a result, young men become more prone to:
Why Mentoring & Coaching?
"Coaching and mentoring programs have proven themselves as an invaluable aspect of youth development. Mentoring can positively affect a young man's life by providing socioemotional support, scholastic, professional, or personal guidance in meeting predetermined goals. While mentoring in itself does not keep them away from negative influences, mentoring does provide an alternative perspective and support in the decision-making process. As a result, the mentee becomes more resourceful when faced with potential harmful situations and negative people." Benefits for Young People. (n.d.). Retrieved September 08, 2016, from http://youth.gov/youth-topics/mentoring/benefits-mentoring-young-people
Using a four-part modular approach to coaching and personal development, The Manhood Project uses these modular curriculum structures to introduce and reinforce concepts of self-management and leadership- that aids in the personal growth of its participants. Modular learning arranges each part of the module, so that they complete one another. Each module provides knowledge and skills towards proficiency in a particular SEL competency area. The four modules of The Manhood Project curriculum are:
The Manhood Project’s curriculum is grounded on several models of youth learning, adult learning and development. These theories are woven within all lessons throughout the program. Research-based theories and trauma-informed strategies provide TMP with proven tools to build each participants personal capacity and SEL skills. TMP foundational models and theories include but are not limited to:
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