On The Ground


    Coaching Boys Into Men

    As the Hart research indicated, men stated clearly that they would be willing to work with young boys to speak out against violence against women. In 2004,  Futures without Violence made the decision to gather male leaders and movement leaders, and the decision was made to use the power of relationship forged by athletic coaches […]

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    Founding Fathers / Engaging Men Campaign

    In 2000, the Waitt Family Foundation sponsored, with Futures without Violence, the first national Peter Hart Research survey that posed the question, “What would men do to prevent violence against women and girls?”The answer came back, loud and clear. Men wanted to become involved, but felt they were never asked, and they would work with […]

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    Mentors in Violence Prevention

    For the past 15 years, the Waitt Foundation and now the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention have supported the Mentors in Violence Prevention programs in Sioux City High Schools and middle schools. MVP is a gender based anti- violence and bullying curriculum implemented in public schools and pioneered by Jackson Katz. Katz was a pioneer […]

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