“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
— Frederick Douglass


Our program is committed to stewarding boys on their way to manhood. We work together to create a brighter future. Discover how we do this.

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We believe that supportive mentoring relationships and intentional rites of passage are vital components in the healthy development and transformation of boys into men of integrity and authenticity.

Our Mission

We support adolescent males in their transformation to becoming men of integrity by modeling authentic masculinity, supporting self-awareness and emotional growth in a community that honors their youthful energy

What We Do

Journeymen mentors at-risk adolescent males (ages 12-17) during their transformation to becoming men of integrity. Our mentors model authentic masculinity and nurture self-awareness and emotional growth, while challenging and assisting boys to discover their unique gifts. We honor their emerging masculinity and youthful energy alike. In short we help teenage boys grow into men.

Journeymen mentors adolescent boys at risk

“If we don’t initiate our boys, they will burn down the village to feel the heat.” — African Proverb

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Spring 2016 ROPAW

Enroll a boy or sign up to staff our spring rite of passage adventure weekend.
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Reach Us

(828) 278-8630
PO Box 7125
Asheville, NC 28802

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