“Why isn’t Coaching Boys Into Men required for every high school in America?”

-M.L. Carr, Former Coach of the Boston Celtics; The Huffington Post


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Futures Without Violence’s (FUTURES) Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) team will host a National CBIM Training Institute on June 25 – 26, 2019 at the FUTURES Center for Leadership and Action in San Francisco, California.

This 2-day train-the-trainer Institute, led by the CBIM National Advisory Council, will prepare participants with the skills and tools they need to begin a CBIM implementation, train coaches, evaluate the program, provide support during the season, ensure program sustainability, and a presentation on the girls program Athletes As Leaders. Participants that complete the training will receive a CBIM Trainer certification and join our national community of certified CBIM Trainers.

Participant space is limited at this exciting event, so we are inviting educators, advocates, and community members like YOU to apply to attend with up to two team members! To learn more about the application, the opportunities for certified CBIM Trainers, and the Institute listen to the recorded webinar


  • Equity – We always strive to support marginalized, under-served and underfunded communities, and communities impacted by violence and trauma.
  • Spread – We are looking to expand the reach of CBIM nationwide and will be selecting communities that are otherwise under represented in our current CBIM partnerships.
  • Sustainability – Applications must demonstrate a clear plan for long-lasting and self-sustaining CBIM implementations.
  • Readiness – Applicants and selected team members must demonstrate:
    • Commitment to our CBIM Guiding Principles.
    • Substantial experience working within the same organization or community.
      We are looking for applicants or team members that will NOT have a quick turnover; we are committed to training advocates that are dedicated to sustaining this work for several years beyond the Institute.
    • Substantial experience implementing violence prevention education.
    • Readiness to begin training coaches and implementing CBIM within 3 months of completing the Institute.
    • Strong ongoing partnerships with target schools and communities.
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The application deadline to attend the 2019 CBIM Training Institute has passed but please check back for updates.



September 12, 2018 Call for Applications Opens November 30, 2018 Call for Applications Closes at 5 p.m. PT January 22, 2019 Selected Participants Notified January 31, 2019 Information Webinar for selected participants June 25 - 26, 2019 CBIM Training Institute at FUTURES Center for Leadership and Action in San Francisco