Founded in 2012, The MENtour™ champions transformative experiences for middle school students, males specifically, through the vehicle of mentorship. Rooted in social emotional learning techniques, provide students with the tools necessary to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
OUR VISION: Empowerment for Boys In Transition
The MENtour™ offers an innovative approach to mentorship and education. The entire program—from the curriculum to the mentors to the schedule—is designed to create a well-rounded boy. Using modern research and evidence-based best practices, we create safe space for growing boys to thrive.
To Achieve These Goals, The MENtour™ Offers:
- A safe space to connect with a small group and develop social emotional and leadership skills.
- 7:1 Student to Mentor ratio within an intimate setting, every boy experiences what it means to be seen and heard.
- An experiential curriculum that encourages movement and critical thinking to groom students for school and beyond.
- A trained staff of mentors who reflect the diversity of the community of the schools in which we serve.
PROBLEM: Our boys are being told to "man up" without any definition on how to be a man.
ANSWER: The MENtour™ works to support our boys in rethinking manhood. We don't define manhood by physical appearances or capabilities, but rather by their level of social emotional intelligence and empathy.
PROBLEM: Our boys are growing up experiencing emotional isolation.
ANSWER: We provide the opportunity for middle school and high school boys to be surrounded by men who have been in similar positions in their life. By building these lasting connections with our mentors, they get the chance to be emotionally vulnerable without fear of judgment.
PROBLEM: Emotionally isolated boys grow up to be men hungry for real connections in male relationships.
ANSWER: Our mentors continue to show up for our boys to ensure that they continue to have a meaningful relationship. These relationships continue to be important in both of their lives, providing both individuals the chance to engage in a deeper connection.