What is a Specialized NWTA?
A Specialized NWTA (*these have often been called Gateways) uses the same globally respected protocols as every New Warrior Training Adventure, with cultural, accessibility, or demographic changes. It is specially geared to meet the needs and life circumstances of a particular demographic. The training staff will, as much as possible, be comprised of men who identify as members of the demographic, or who have special skills to meet the needs of the men participating. The intent is to 'make the minority the majority,' honoring the lived experiences and social and cultural realities for those attending.
Barrier Free – Gateway New Warrior Training Adventure with increased accommodations, assistance, and accessibility for men with a wide range of disabilities.
Deaf / HH
- Deaf / HH – Gateway New Warrior Training Adventure for Deaf / Hard of Hearing men.
- GBTQ – Gateway New Warrior Training Adventure for Gay / Bi / Trans / Queer / Questioning men.
Men of Color (BIPOC)
- Men of Color (BIPOC) – New Warrior Training Adventure primarily staffed and led by men of color (BIPOC - Black, Indigenous, and People of Color).
Obvious African Ancestry
- Obvious African Ancestry – New Warrior Training Adventure primarily staffed and led by men of obvious African ancestry (African American men and beyond). Organized by the Brothahood of MKP, a national group of men of obvious African ancestry organized to support trainings and programs for Black Men.
Pan-Asian, Middle-Eastern (PAME)
- Pan-Asian, Middle-Eastern (PAME) – New Warrior Training Adventure primarily led and staffed by men who claim heritage to various parts of Asia and the Middle East. This includes, but is not limited to, men with heritage from East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, etc), South Asia (India, Pakistan etc), Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, etc), and the Middle East (Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, etc). Participants with Pan-Asian or Middle-Eastern heritage are invited to attend.
- RAW – Reduced Amenities Weekend. New Warrior Training Adventure held primarily outdoors, sometimes in a wilderness site, with tent accommodations and reduced amenities. Details vary from site to site.
- Urban – Gateway New Warrior Training Adventure held in an Urban Center.
Young / YWTA
- Young - YWTA – Gateway New Warrior Training Adventure specifically geared to men aged 18-35 years.