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May 2019 NWTA – New Warrior Training Adventure

by seekingraven on February 22, 2019

Uinta County Youth Camp

Our next New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA) is May 17-19, 2019 at the Uinta County Youth Camp in southwest Wyoming.*

For questions or to discuss enrollment, contact Merrill Schneider (enrollment coordinator) via email at intermountain-outreach@mkpconnect.org or call 503-997-9371. Or, enroll online for a discounted “early bird” price of $395 until 17 April 2019. Afterwards the fee is $625.

What is the New Warrior Training Adventure?

φ Click here for an overview of the New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA) with links to more detailed info.

φ Or go to this page for answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the NWTA.

φ Listen to audio interviews with 12 men who completed the New Warrior Training Adventure. Each interview lasts 15 minutes or less. You can listen online, or download the MP3 files to any audio player.


*Uinta County Youth Camp Info

Uinta is pronounced “you-in-tah”.
Uinta County is located in southwestern Wyoming.

Street Address
Uintah County Youth Camp
11361 Co Rd 271
Robertson, WY 82944

Geographic Coordinates
Longitude: 110º 34′ 19″ W, Latitude: 41º 3′ 12″ N
Google Maps Plus Code: 85HF3C3H+97

Mankind Project in the New York Times

by seekingraven on February 22, 2019

The New York Times published an article featuring the ManKind Project men’s work.

Post written by Boysen Hodgson

The online title, “These Men Are Waiting to Share Some Feelings With You; In meetings and retreats, chastened menfolk are working on their feelings.” went live on Saturday December 8, the print version, which was the front page of the Style section, was Sunday December 9 “The New Iron Johns; In meetings and retreats, chastened menfolk are working on their feelings.”

Here is the link to the story

Thanks to some amazing generosity and courage from men in Metro NY Tri State, especially to the Sage Talisman I-Group, who welcomed the reporter, Hannah Seligson, and the photographer, Casey Kelbaugh (whose Instagram from the night is featured) to a 20-man circle that she described as moving and very diverse (even in New York City). Scott Fried, who is quoted in the article, kept in close contact with Seligson through the past month, answering questions about the processes we use in groups, our facilitation training, and ManKind Project history.

In addition to the members of the I-Group, Seligson spoke to actor and New Warrior Eka Darville about how the work has affected him being a young Dad and a person of color in the USA and Australia. Seligson said she has had a number of other conversations as well. The article also talks about EvryMan, a complementary but totally separate organization with some connections to MKP that we’ve written about here.

Many have wondered, Why is MKP such a well kept secret?

For many years, MKP was cautious about what we shared. Were we ready for the world? Was the world ready for us? I think there is shame in there, tied to the old story of masculinity, often referred to these days as ‘the man box.’ What we do in our men’s groups breaks with many ‘traditional’ socialized traits that most of us have been taught.  Men don’t share what feels vulnerable … What if everyone knew that I broke down? That I’m afraid? That I long for love and long to feel powerful? That I feel uncertain or powerless? That I need support? Or even that I want to be seen, acknowledged, and celebrated for pursuing the best of who I can be?

The article quotes Socrates, “Know thyself.” In a subsequent radio interview, Scott Fried, slightly expanded this to say, “Know thyself, and learn to love yourself.” The ManKind Project welcomes men from all backgrounds and walks of life to discover the “gold and shadow” of who they are, and to integrate both. We’re men mentoring men through all the ages and stages of our lives.

The pain in the world is now motivation enough for us to step outside our collective comfort zone. 

The world needs more stories of men willing to get fully real and vulnerable to see who they really are. May this openness inspire courage in men to break out of isolation and begin their men’s work.

We remain committed to becoming an increasingly diverse and affirmative community. I believe the best thing we can do as New Warriors and as an organization improving the world is transparently share and compassionately explain what, why, and how we do what we do.

Now is the time to be out there.
And without a doubt, this article will certainly move us in that direction.

Boysen Hodgson
Communications Director, MKP USA
NWTA April 2004, New England
Media Requests: 1-800-870-4611 x2
2018 MKP Press Kit

Welcome…Now is the time!

September 12, 2015

You made it here. That’s a really great start. You may be feeling ready to make a change, shake things up, or continue the positive path of growth that you’re on. Today we all face serious challenges. Men are faced with tough questions about what it means, and what it takes, to maintain the strength […]

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The ManKind Project is a global nonprofit [501 (c)(3)] charitable organization that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project supports a global network of peer-facilitated men's groups where men mentor men through the passages of their lives. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, described by many as the most powerful men's training available, is the New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and culturally aware.