You Can Create A Mentorship Program That Makes An Impact On YOUR Community

Martha’s House Domestic Violence Shelter and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) worked together to develop the Chobee Courage Project curriculum. The purpose of the program was to mobilize men and the boys that were mentored to take a stand against violence against women and girls through non-violent bystander intervention. This was accomplished through education and engagement of participants in mentoring relationships.

Mentors provided strategies and resources to build attitudes and behaviors in young men in the local community to encourage healthy and safe relationships. The overall goal of the project was to teach the young men in the community the importance of equality in relationships and that violence never equals strength. Each module includes objectives for meetings, the materials and supplies needed, sample discussions, activities, the approximate length of time for each activity, and the purpose of each section.

The project was designed through focus groups, interviews, and community history. The grant was awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice.

Start at “Curriculum Outline” to find out more about how you can create a similar project for your community.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2012-WM-AX-K014 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.