WHO WE ARE
- Global Network of Nonprofit Organizations
- Non-Religious – Men of all faiths and no faith are welcome.
- Inclusive – Men of all backgrounds, orientations, ages, and abilities are welcome.
The ManKind Project has a presence in more than 21 nations. The ManKind Project (MKP) is a global brotherhood of nonprofit charitable organizations [501 (c)(3) in the USA] that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project currently has 11 regions: Australia, Belgium, Canada, French Speaking Europe, Germany, New Zealand, Nordic (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland), South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom & Ireland, and the United States. There are also a number of developing regions: Costa Rica, Mexico, Netherlands, China, India, and the Central Africa (DRC, Cameroon).
The ManKind Project supports a global network of over 1,000 peer-facilitated men’s groups serving close to 10,000 men each week. In an MKP men’s group, men mentor men through the passages of their lives.
The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others – men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, is described by many as the most powerful men’s training available: New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and affirming of cultural differences, especially with respect to color, class, sexual orientation, faith, age, ability, ethnicity, and nationality.
The easiest way to find out more is to talk to men and women whose lives have been affected by MKP. If you would like to connect to people in your local area, please see our Communities Page
More men, in more circles, in more countries.
Because when men of integrity and compassion join together to Wake Up, Grow Up, and Show Up, the ripples created change the world.
The purpose of MKP is to create a safer world by growing “better” men. We do this by training men and supporting them in circles.
Our vision is a safe world where all men are brothers, in relationship with one another …
A world where conflicts are resolved peacefully; where torture, genocide, domestic violence and senseless war are only entries in history books …
Where men are fully accountable and take responsibility for their decisions …
Where men stand tall and proud to be men, secure in their role and deeply committed to nurturing one another, their families, their communities and their planet.
Accountability • Authenticity
Compassion • Generosity
Integrity • Leadership
New Warrior Training Adventure
Training starts on Friday evening after 5 pm (exact times vary)
and ends on Sunday afternoon after 3 pm (exact times vary).
NWTA Dates / Locations
|Title||Country||State / Province||City||Start Date||End Date||Gateway||Registration|
What is a Gateway?
A Gateway New Warrior Training uses the same globally respected protocols as a regular New Warrior Training Adventure, with some cultural, accessibility, or demographic changes. It is specially geared to meet the needs and life circumstances of a particular demographic. The training staff will 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' for those attending.
TYPES OF GATEWAYS:
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
- Men of Color – Gateway New Warrior Training Adventure primarily staffed and led by men of color.
Obvious African Ancestry
- Obvious African Ancestry – Gateway New Warrior Training Adventure primarily staffed and led by men of obvious African ancestry (African American men and beyond).
- RAW – Reduced Amenities Weekend. Gateway New Warrior Training Adventure held primarily outdoors, sometimes in a wilderness site, tent accommodations.
- 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.
WHAT WE PRACTICE AND WHY
Because we value integrity and accountability … we take 100% responsibility for our feelings, and we own the impacts – both positive and negative – of our choices and actions.
Because we value generosity, service, and connection to spirit … we explore and live from our deepest purpose.
Because we care for ourselves and the generations to come … we create a place for men from all walks of life to learn and teach in a safe, respectful, challenging, and inclusive peer-network. read more …
Because we believe that role models change lives … we practice highly principled personal, interpersonal, and group leadership.
Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, South Africa, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Free Confidential Peer Facilitated Support Groups for Men. Men's Groups, Men mentoring men through all the passages of their lives.
Modern Re-Initiation into Manhood, Leadership, Peer Facilitation, Intercultural Competency, Relationships, Communication, Purpose, and more.
Over 65,000 men have taken the journey. The New Warrior Training Adventure - a transformational personal growth experience like no other. Trusted and recommended for over 30 years.
The Impact We Create
The ManKind Project helps create the most essential thing a man can have for health, success, and life-satisfaction: authentic relationships. The benchmark Harvard Grant and Glueck Studies, which began studying cohorts of men in 1940, and which continue to this day, found that the quality of men’s close personal relationships over a lifetime were the best predictor of health, success, and longevity. We believe that giving men real tools to improve themselves and their relationships will have lasting and profound impacts for our communities and the planet.
Here’s What Men Say in One-Month Post-NWTA surveys
We survey NWTA participants one month after their participation.
Men who participate in the NWTA frequently report the impact of the training among the most powerful and memorable experiences of their lives. We offer a unique experiential model that men refer to as life changing over and over.
- 92% would highly recommend the New Warrior Training Adventure to others.
- 75% would describe the NWTA as life-changing.
- 95% Agree that the NWTA will make them more able to improve relationships with men.
- 75% Agree that the NWTA will make them more able to improve relationships with women.
- 95% Agree that they have a better understanding of themselves as men.
- 82% Agree that they have a better understanding of their purpose in the world.
- 86% Agree that they have a better understanding of their motivations and choices.
- 85% Intend to or have already joined a men’s peer-support group.
- 78% Intend to continue participation as volunteers for training events.
Peer Reviewed and Published Research
Between 2006 and 2010, the ManKind Project was the subject of a longitudinal study on the impact of the NWTA on participating men. Men were surveyed using a selection of standard measures for Depression, Conflict between Work and Family, Life Satisfaction, MKP Values/Ideology/Growth, Restrictive Affectionate Behavior Between Men, Restrictive Emotionality, Success Power and Conflict, and Social Support, prior to participation and one week, six months, approx. one year, and two years afterward. The results revealed significant pro-social changes in men’s attitudes and behaviors more than a year after the training program. Ryan Stanga, one of the researchers who worked on the study said,
“In short, one year after attending the NWTA, attendees consistently reported improved scores on measures of Depression, Conflict between Work and Family, Life Satisfaction, MKP Beliefs/Ideology/Growth, Restrictive Affectionate Behavior Between Men, and Restrictive Emotionality as compared to their reported scores before the NWTA. These same improvements were maintained when the same scales were measured two-years after attending the NWTA. Each of those scales are described in the paper.”
“What it means is that we can say with some increased confidence that what we do on the weekend is meaningful and has impact. This is not just anecdotal or our impression, but is confirmed by data.”
Peer-reviewed findings from this research was published in “The American Journal of Community Psychology” (Volume 45, Numbers 1-2, 186-200) and the “Journal of Self-Help and Self Care” (Vol 8, No. 1).
Our purpose as an organization is to create a world where men take individual and collective responsibility for our shared future by initiating and supporting them on a path of emotional maturity, spiritual awareness and deepening community. Self-awareness, increased connection and compassion, emotional intelligence, accountability, and purpose are key to this mission. The ManKind Project is proud of our incredible track record in over three decades of work with over 65,000 men around the globe. The positive impact of the work continues to gain the respect of professionals across a range of disciplines. The bottom line is that men who focus on their personal development are better able to be of service and make a positive impact for others.
ManKind Project bibliography: MKP Bibliography
University of Norther Colorado – Social Research Lab – Social Research Labs_MKP Report