WHO WE ARE
We are a passionate and purpose-driven brotherhood building and supporting the emotionally mature, accountable, and compassionate male role models that our communities so desperately need.
- 501(c)(3) Nonprofit. Part of a Network of Nonprofits in 14 Global Regions
- Non-Religious – Men of all faiths and no faith are welcome. The ManKind Project is not affiliated with any religious practice.
- Inclusive – Men of all backgrounds, orientations, ages, and abilities are welcome. 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.
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: The New Warrior Training Adventure. MKP’s programs and groups are frequently recommended by licensed mental health professionals as a successful peer-support intervention or adjunct to traditional therapy. (see recent articles in the New York Times, the Independent, NPR, or Broadly by Vice, or watch a 4 minute segment about the ManKind Project on ‘Follow This’ by Buzzfeed Media)
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.
The Mission of MKP USA is to create a world where men act on their individual and collective responsibility for the future of humanity by initiating and supporting men on a path of emotional maturity, spiritual awareness, and deepening community.
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.
Declaration on Mental Health: READ
Ethical Relationship Policy: READ
Institutional Stand Against Abuse: READ
Statement on Racial Justice : READ
Statement Against Racism and Oppression: READ
Sexual Orientation & The ManKind Project: READ
Acknowledging and Evolving Our Relationship with Indigenous Peoples and Practices: READ
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What We Practice and Why
Because we value integrity and accountability … we take 100% responsibility for our feelings, and we acknowledge the impacts – both positive and negative – of our choices and actions.
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.
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Because we believe that role models change lives … we practice highly principled personal, interpersonal, and group leadership.
Because we believe in honesty and wholeness … we practice emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
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Because we value generosity, service, and connection to spirit … we explore and live from our deepest purpose.
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Years of Service
From a single training in Milwaukee in January 1985 to a brotherhood with trainings in 14 global Regions and men's groups in 26 countries.
In 23 Training Areas across the USA, supported by volunteers who give of their time and energy to support any man looking for community.
Modern Re-Initiation into Manhood, Leadership Training, Peer Facilitation, Intercultural Competency Training, and Online Courses.
Free Confidential Peer Facilitated Support Groups for Men. Men's Groups, Men mentoring men through all the passages of their lives.
Since 1985, the ManKind Project has welcomed men from all walks of life to the adventure of their lives. 48 Hours can change everything.
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. 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.
Here’s What Men Say in One-Month Post-NWTA Surveys
highly recommend the New Warrior Training Adventure
describe the NWTA as a life-changing experience
Agree that the NWTA will help them improve relationships with men
Agree that the NWTA will help them improve relationships with women
Agree that they have better understanding of themselves as men
Agree that they have a better understanding of their purpose
Agree that they have better understanding of their motivations
Intend to or already have joined a men’s peer-support group
Intend to continue their participation as volunteers
Peer Reviewed 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:
- Conflict between Work and Family
- Life Satisfaction
- MKP Values/Ideology/Growth
- Restrictive Affectionate Behavior Between Men
- Restrictive Emotionality
- Success Power and Conflict
- Social Support
Interviews for this study were conducted 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,
“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 75,000 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.
See here for a more complete bibliography: MKP Bibliography