Building Character

Molding Male Minds

Molding Male Minds (M3)

Who we serve
Black, Middle-school Aged Boys
Miami-Dade County
What we do
Educate students on preventing violence against women and girls
Molding Male Minds (M3)

According to law enforcement data, Miami-Dade County specifically experiences the largest concentration of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in all forms (domestic violence, dating violence, sex trafficking, stalking,) and is a major public health problem in South Florida. This violence occurs too frequently in local communities and negatively affects women’s physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health. This, in turn, elevates socio-economic problems such as increased crime and poverty throughout the community. Molding Male Minds (M3 ) addresses the lack of education and awareness needed to reduce the prevalence of gender-specific violence. It uses prevention strategies that break the cycle of violence by introducing an integrated, coordinated, community-led approach to prevention.

M3 is a community-driven and male-focused educational program, mentorship, and prevention initiative that empowers Black (primarily Haitian and other Afro-Caribbean) middle school-aged boys to stand against VAWG.

This program uses a Strategic Prevention Framework that follows a proven method of assessing and addressing the causes, environmental factors, and resource gaps that make these issues a community concern. 

This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-22-GG-01077-ENGA awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice.

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