Men of Strength (MOST) Club Training

01/21/2010 (All day) to 01/22/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Men Can Stop Rape

If your agency is serious about starting a program for middle school and high school males to prevent sexual assault/dating violence, this is the training to sign up for. Participants will learn the necessary steps for establishing a successful Men of Strength Club (or MOST Club) as well as effective ways of engaging male youth. Identified by the CDC as one of the top four gender violence prevention programs in the country, the Men of Strength Club has over 100 locations in DC, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, NYC, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina. This training is also for professionals living in Washington, DC who are interested in facilitating (part-time) our already-established MOST Club sites, which are in every DCPS middle school and high school. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? * Agencies interested in starting a MOST Club in middle schools, high schools, or youth-serving organizations * Youth-serving professionals interested in facilitating (part-time) our DC MOST Club sites TRAINING OBJECTIVES: * Learn the necessary steps for establishing a successful Men of Strength Club. * Learn how to better frame sexual assault as a problem men can play a positive role in ending. * Become more aware of the "Dominant Stories" of masculinity and better understand the importance of"Counterstories," and how these relate to violence against women. * Explore the challenges and opportunities of engaging male youth and learn effective ways to use both. * Learn and strategize about how young men can be mobilized to become better allies with their female peers. * Build skills for speaking with young men about sexism and strategies for effectively challenging the culture that supports violence against women. * Learn how to better support young men in connecting sexism to other forms of oppression. * Provide participants with practice responses and facilitation skills to common reactions and questions from male audiences. HOW DO I APPLY? This training requires an application process. The application deadline is Dec. 30. Agencies: Apply Online or Download the application Facilitators: Apply online QUESTIONS? Please direct questions about MOST Club and the training to Neil Irvin at 202/534-1837 or or Kedrick Griffin at 202/534-1838 or

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