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.

Rich Legacy — founded in 1985, we have close to 4 decades of proven experience.
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.

What we do …

New Warrior Training Adventure — The most recognized and respected modern initiation experience for men in the world. 48-hour in person men’s retreat.

Men’s Groups — Virtual and in person recurring small groups. Building brotherhood and doing the work with a supportive circle of men.

Training and Programs — Men of all faiths and no faith are welcome. The ManKind Project is not affiliated with any religious practice.

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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.

Training Programs

Modern Re-Initiation into Manhood, Leadership Training, Peer Facilitation, Intercultural Competency Training, and Online Courses.

Men's Groups

Free Confidential Peer Facilitated Support Groups for Men. Men's Groups, Men mentoring men through all the passages of their lives.

New Warriors

Since 1985, the ManKind Project has welcomed men from all walks of life to the adventure of their lives. 48 Hours can change everything.

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:

  • Depression
  • 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,

“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 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