School Programs

Engaging, Educating, and Empowering
the Next Generation of Men

Next Gen Men’s Youth Programs empower today’s boys (tomorrow’s men) to challenge gender roles and stereotypes, take care of their health, and make a positive impact on their communities!

Our after-school program includes ten sessions of Next Gen Men programming, group games and recreation, and a field trip!


Our Pillars, Goals, and Objectives

We facilitate games, activities, and discussions around our 3 program pillars:
Self (acceptance, esteem, love, and awareness),
Health (mental, emotional, and physical), and
Others (inclusiveness, diversity, empathy, and relationships).

Our goals and objectives are to:
1. Explore concepts of masculinity and positive, healthy ways to be a man

2. Challenge gender roles and stereotypes

3. Develop leadership skills, self-confidence, and self-awareness

4. Build skills for mental health prevention and promotion

5. Celebrate diversity and learn from others different from ourselves

6. Develop connection and support among peers

7. Practice empathy and increase emotional intelligence

8. Explore what a healthy relationship looks like, how to practice consent, and how to be a good friend


Do you want more detail about our youth program curriculum? Check out this document for a description of our program modules and outcomes.

Together we can ensure that the next generation of men will make a positive impact on their communities.

FAQs for Parents

Who can participate in Next Gen Men’s after-school program?

Next Gen Men’s after-school program is offered at designated schools each year, and is open to all male-identified students in grades 7-8, between the ages of 12-14 years old. Our program is voluntary, and we have space for up to 15 students per session.

When can I register my child for Next Gen Men’s after-school program?

Program registration will open up at our designated schools approximately 2-3 weeks before the program starts. Late registrations may be allowed up until the 3rd week after the program starts.

How much does it cost to register for Next Gen Men’s after-school program?

Next Gen Men’s after-school program is offered to participants and their families FREE of cost!

Does my child have to bring a snack for Next Gen Men’s after-school program?

Next Gen Men provides snacks for our after-school program, which follow York Region District School Board policies to ensure everyone’s safety. We ask parents/guardians to please indicate if their child has any allergies on our registration form. During field trips, we usually ask that parents/guardians to cover the cost of food and drink for their child.


Contact Us

If you are interested in bringing Next Gen Men to your school or community, please contact us.

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Next Gen Men’s Youth Programs are proudly funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (2016-2019) and the Movember Foundation (2014-2016).