MEND is an innovative, primary prevention initiative dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging and educating boys. MEND seeks to elevate the conversation about violence against women and girls; engage men to be part of the solution; educate men and boys to challenge and change the current culture; and end violence against women and girls.
Our community-based programming includes MEND Clubs in numerous Nashville area public and private schools. Trained staff build mentoring relationships in male-only spaces that are safe and respectful of all. By learning healthy masculinity, boys will understand how unhealthy masculinity contributes to a culture that supports violence against women. Through discussions and activities, MEND Club participants learn, share, and grow as they journey from boys to men.
Learn more about MEND by visiting the official MEND USA Website.