Lasting Change

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.

 10 year boys survey