NEW YORK-An afterschool program called Men of Strength (MOST) at Junior High School 217 in Briarwood, Queens is teaching young men to respect women and fight against rape.
Neil Irvin, the executive director of Men Can Stop Rape, stared MOST so young men can be protectors of their community.
The New York Daily News reports:
“We discuss how traditional masculinity contributes to sexual assault and other forms of men’s violence against women,” he said.
There are MOST clubs in three city schools and others scattered across the nation.
Once a week, the kids and group leaders talk frankly about what it means to get a woman’s consent, sexual health and responsibility.