You made it. You’re here. And that’s a great start. Are you feeling ready for a change and looking to shake things up? Or maybe you just want to continue down the path of positive growth that you’ve been on. Either way, you’ve come to the right place.

These days, we all face serious challenges. As men, we’re constantly asked to look at what it means and what it takes to be strong and stay powerful. Doing so in a healthy way and avoiding the quick path – the path of choosing to dominate and destroy, well…that’s an even greater challenge. Especially when that’s primarily what we see around us, on the news, and in our communities.

Our world, our communities, and our families need strong men to solve the problems around us. And yet, the common definition of strength is not enough. The world needs men who are willing and able to confront every aspect of who they are. Men willing to own not just their results, but all of the emotions and actions that go along with them. We need men who are:

Tough…and kind
Fierce…and nurturing
Powerful…and compassionate

The ManKind Project brings authentic, powerful, good men together. In so doing, we foster the structures, institutions, and communities that bring peace, safety, and accountability to the world around us. We help men make the difficult transition to healthy masculinity by encouraging each man to develop his own, new sense of purpose.

Are you ready to take a risk and see what life is like on the other side of this chasm?

If so, then the time to commit is now. Throw open the door. The ManKind Project offers a weekend training for men called the New Warrior Training Adventure. At the NWTA, you’ll be both deeply challenged and completely supported. You’ll likely learn more about yourself in 48 hours than you’ve probably learned in the last 20 years.

  • You’ll experience a level of energy, a quality of masculinity, and a sense of safety, joy, laughter, anger, fear, and physical challenge unlike anything you’ve experienced before. You’ll connect to the mystery of life in a way that we can’t put into words, no matter how hard we try.
  • You’ll be given the opportunity to look, really look, with fearless honesty at the life you’ve created so far. And you’ll make profound choices about what you want to keep, what you want to grow, and what you want to leave behind.
  • You’ll discover a unique connection to what it means (for you) to be a man. You’ll discover a new way of understanding masculinity, and will step more fully into the man you envision yourself being.

The ManKind Project Santa Barbara (representing everything from Paso Robles, CA to Camarillo, CA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. If you’re interested in learning more about who we are and what we do, let us know and we’ll put you in touch with men in your area. If you’re here on behalf of someone else in your life, let us know and we’ll get in touch.

You can reach us via either Clif Weldon (center director) or Scott Young (center admin). Here’s some contact information: