Funding available for Coaching Boys Into Men
FISA Foundation and United Way of Southwest PA (Serving Allegheny, Westmoreland, Fayette and Southern Armstrong Counties), along with other local foundations, have partnered to increase local support to expand Coaching Boys into Men across the region.
This Coaches Leadership Program equips athletic coaches with tools to teach young male athletes skills to build respectful and non-violent relationships with dating partners, and ultimately to prevent sexual assault and adolescent relationship abuse. Developed and supported by Futures Without Violence, CBIM has been shown to both decrease perpetration of sexual violence and increase bystander intervention. CBIM recognizes that most youth coaches see their role as much bigger than promoting athletic skills, and already embrace character building as a critical component of their job. Coaching Boys Into Men builds on that practice and adds specific content to help coaches better address and prevent relationship abuse. This program is designed to work with high school and college-aged athletes.
If you are interested in applying, please read the 2015 Coaching Boys Into Men expansion RFP for dissemination and submit your proposal here.
All proposals are due September 28th, 2015 by the close of business. We anticipate that 4-6 one-year funding awards will be made in the range of $15,000-$60,000. Funding allocations will be approved in early December, for work to begin in January 2016.