Young Men Matter, Too! (YM2)

Dates: 2014-2015

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): Office of Minority Health

Service: Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Adolescent Health


The Young Men Matter, Too! (YM2) is a project awarded to the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy (MAPT) by the Office of Minority Health. The project partners with schools and community-based organizations to support adolescent males in Springfield and Holyoke, Massachusetts using the Wyman Teen Outreach ProgramĀ®.

The YM2 project vision is that young men who live in these two cities will have increased support, education, and skills to protect their sexual health and achieve their academic goals.

JSI provides capacity-building assistance to support project staff through the following strategies:

  • Ensuring that best practices in working with young men are incorporated in the work
  • Building capacity/training on an Integrated model of linkages to services for young men
  • Building capacity in conducting training of root cause analysis
  • Reviewing and supporting annual program partner assessment.