Websites

This is a small sample of websites which have been referred to in the Man-Making book, described on the Man-Making Blog, or suggested by contributors. This list is constantly being updated on the Man-Making Blog. Check there for a large and growing collection of websites from organizations engaged in different aspects of this work.

I don’t necessarily endorse the ideas in every website, but I do believe each one offers an interesting perspective on the Man-Making Challenge.


  • Mankind Project New Zealand – Rite of Passage Weekends for Men.
  • The Alliance of Concerned Men (ACM) – award-winning non-profit with the goal of saving lives of at risk youth residing in high crime areas.
  • The Good Men Project Magazine – a national discussion about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century.
  • US Movember website, – challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a mustache.
  • MAD DADS – Men Against Destruction,
    Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder.
  • Usiko – Man-Making in South Africa – a Rite of Passage program in South Africa for youth at risk and young people in conflict with the law.
  • Threshold Passages – provides the Journey to Manhood program for adolescent boys 12-17 years old.
  • Boys Become Men film – from Academy Award Nominated Director Frederick Marx.
  • Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota – Fast Facts about Mentoring in America and mentoring opportunities in MN.
  • Mentor – Mentor is THE national organization working to develop strong mentoring programs around the country.
  • Midlife-men.com – Solid information for men experiencing the transitions of mid-life written by Noel McNaughton.
  • The Boys to Men Mentoring Network – Boys to Men Mentoring Network is a nonprofit corporation created to guide boys 12-17 years of age through their passage to manhood. They now have BTM centers around the US and globally. Check out their site to see if there is a center near you.
  • Pathways Foundation – Australia – Provides an annual, community based Rite of Passage for boys.
  • Guys Read – Author Jon Scieszka has created this very funky website dedicated to getting young guys to read.
  • The Mankind Project – This organization is “changing the world, one man at a time,” by putting men through rite of passage weekends. If you’re a man and you want a life changing experience, check out this organization.
  • The First Tee – This amazing organization provides young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values such as confidence, perseverance and judgment through golf and character education.
  • The Field School – The Field School of Charlottesville, Virginia, is one of many schools for boys using the recent research on boy development as the rationale for a single-gender learning environment.Good data links too.
  • Urban Boatbuilders – Our mission is to support positive youth development through the building and use of boats.
  • Children Now – leading national public policy organization working to ensure children have a healthy and diverse media environment.
  • Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) – is a Washington, DC-based, organization that mobilizes young men to find and use their strength for creating a culture free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.
  • The XY-Zone – The goal of the project is to support and guide adolescent males as they journey into manhood, helping them to succeed in school and prepare for healthy relationships, marriages and bright futures.
  • Wilderness Awareness Community School – Is an organization that teaches young people about themselves and the world around them. This group gets my vote as a a great example of good mentoring and youth development.