Men of the Strength (MOST) Club
"My active involvement in this revolutionary program has been the sole catalyst for my maturation into a self-aware and confident young man." -Aaron Harris, MOST Club member
Men Can Stop Rape's youth development program, the Men of Strength Club, is the country’s premier primary violence prevention program for mobilizing young men to prevent sexual and dating violence. The Men of Strength Club, or MOST Club, provides young men with a structured and supportive space to build individualized definitions of masculinity that promote healthy relationships.
MOST Club's 22-week curriculum aims to:
Provide young men with a safe, supportive space to connect with male peers
Promote an understanding of the ways in which traditional masculinity contributes to sexual assault and other forms of men's violence against women
Expose young men to healthier, nonviolent models/visions of manhood
Build young men's capacity to become peer leaders and allies with women
Serve as a hub for social justice activism and nonviolence
In 2003 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified MOST Club as among the top four gender violence prevention programs in the country and initiated a two-year study to evaluate the Club’s impact. As a result of ongoing membership, MOST Club members report feeling more responsible and connected to their schools, families, and communities. The most recent evaluation findings show that the MOST Club participants made statistically significant changes during the program year.
Now in its eleventh year, MOST Club’s middle school and high school curriculum are taught in over 100 schools in over 10 states: California, District of Columbia, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New York City, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina.