Men of Code

Issue: While male athletes comprise of only 3.3% of the student population, they represent 19% of sexual assault perpetrators and 35% of domestic violence perpetrators. We work with high school male athletes because of their elevated social status: as male athletes, they are uniquely positioned to influence their peers through their behaviors and actions.

Men of Code is a prevention-based program that addresses dating violence through policy support for school administration, training for coaches, training for high school athletes, and mentoring sessions throughout the year. The program covers leadership, healthy masculinity, dating/sexual violence, bystander intervention and consent while harnessing the heightened status of male athletes to promote healthy relationships.

*We will be working with over 400 young men from 2014 – 2015 in this program.

For more information about Men of CODE, please visit menofcode.org.