Coaching Boys Into Men Implementation Highest in Nation
Area high school coaches and athletes convened at the Coaching Boys Into Men Showcase where it was announced that implementation of the dating violence prevention program in our region is the highest in the nation.
During the program at Westinghouse Academy, high school coaches and athletes shared how the Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) program has helped their teams. The Showcase was hosted by FISA Foundation and United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Coaching Boys Into Men is an evidence-based program that gives high school coaches the tools to talk to their athletes about building safe and healthy relationships. CBIM engages athletes as leaders in schools to model respectful behaviors for their peers, fostering the necessary culture change to prevent sexual assault and harassment.
In 2017, 255 coaches implemented the program for nearly 2,100 athletes in 40 schools in Southwestern Pennsylvania. To view the 2017 Coaching Boys Into Men Yearbook, click here.
To check out some stories from coaches who’ve implemented the program in our region, click here.