In 2009, we asked a program evaluation consultant to develop a survey to measure the long-term effects of our program. This survey was given to 22 boys, age 21-27, who attended the first Boys to Men weekend in 1997.
Every young man said Boys to Men had a profound, positive impact his life.
- “I have become both a husband and father, and have learned how to be both responsible and accountable for my own actions. All this started with my first weekend.”
77% say they were more prepared to deal with their anger issues, and were able to build stronger relationships because of Boys to Men.
- “Just because my dad wasn’t there for me does not mean that I have to suffer for it.”
85% said they gained respect for both themselves and others, and still live by that belief.
- “I learned how to forgive people and how to be a better person.”
92% say they were more compassionate, and began to consider the feelings of others, thanks to their Boys to Men experience.
- “Boys to Men taught all of us about our options in life, and how to deal with our emotions. It was great having someone there for me.”
100% think that all boys should experience the Boys to Men program.
- “I still hold on to the things I learned ten years ago. Boys to Men helped me keep the important values of life in focus. I have a big heart and live a healthy lifestyle.
100% believe Boys to Men helped them become better men.