Rites of Passage Adventure Week-end (ROPAW) for Boys: Images

The Journeymen Rites Of Passage Adventure Weekend (ROPAW) is designed to challenge participants physically and emotionally. Boys are encouraged to look at and share feelings that they may have never acknowledged before. During the weekend, the initiate becomes known as a “Journeyman,” a young man on his journey to manhood. Journeymen (in Asheville) conducts two Rites of Passage Adventure … Continue reading

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Mustachioed Woman Makes a Stand to Make a Change

  This is a story about Regina Twine. A woman who cannot grow facial hair, yet has been seen donning a distinguished mustache (mo) of various shapes and sizes quite a bit lately around town. I first met Regina briefly on Nov. 15th at the Raleigh (NC) Convention Center during The Internet Summit 2011.* She … Continue reading

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Come celebrate our new Journeymen!

You and everyone interested in Journeymen Raleigh (a chapter of Boys to Men International) are invited to come support the young men who completed their very first Journeymen Rites of Passage Adventure Weekend (ROPAW), that was held recently in Asheville and put on by the Journeymen Asheville). The Graduation Celebration will be held on Saturday, … Continue reading

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70 Surfers Survive the 100-Wave Challenge! Only 7 more days to reach the goal!

You can help Boys to Men mentoring network reach their goal in the next 7-days in the 100-Wave Challenge. Donate today!

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Raleigh’s Mad Men

Raleigh’s first advertising agency (and first full-service agency in North Carolina) started back in 1945 when Jack Howard began J.T. Howard Advertising in an abandoned photography dark room on W. Martin Street.

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“Who are you supposed to be?” Unmasking Mad Men

Do mad boys have to become mad men? Much like Dick Whitman is stuck to his mask known as Don Draper, so are a lot of men and boys today. Their masks, their false personas so stuck to themselves that their relationships are totally inauthentic. This story is one of courageous men and boys removing their masks within healing, accepting mentoring communities.

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Mad Men, Sad Men?

Mad Men, Sad Men? Discussing the emotional spectrum with some help from Sesame Street

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Lessons learned by a (M)ad Man

A real (M)ad Man deals with change and the power of community by entering the “Mad Men Casting Call Competition“ The times are achangin’ for Mr. Draper. The only thing that hasn’t changed for Mr. Draper, and all the other Don Draper’s since the early 60’s, is change. Every creative director, art director, designer, and … Continue reading

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