Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2017

Breakthrough Men’s Community

Mission

Helping men build more deeply meaningful, connected and happy lives.

The Big Idea

Scholarships for a 34 week workshop helping men build more deeply meaningful, connected and happy lives.

We educate, support & encourage all men to reclaim their hearts from the various forms of violence we have received & perpetuated. We do this by acknowledging each man’s unique family, class, cultural, sexual & religious backgrounds & by empowering him to participate more full & confidently in his family & his social & professional worlds. The Fred Jealous Breakthrough Scholarship Fund was created in response to the tremendous need for support for our low-income participants. Approximately 35% of our participants demonstrate significant need each year, and our long held philosophy is that no man can ever be turned away for financial reasons. This scholarship fund will help approximately 30 men (or 30 family members or 30 workers or 30 community members if you will) to acquire profoundly healthy and life-enhancing interpersonal and relationship skills.

Over the last 7 years I’ve met more than a hundred of our two thousand graduates. I always try to find an opportunity to ask them what their Breakthrough experience has meant to them. Invariably they tell me one of several things. They tell me that Breakthrough saved their life; they tell me that Breakthrough saved their marriage or helped them through a painful divorce; they tell me Breakthrough saved their relationship with their children. These are powerful statements.

My experience in Breakthrough was certainly powerful. It changed my life. I learned to take responsibility for my life. I still have my struggles, but thanks to my Breakthrough experience I’ve learned how to ask for help when I need it. I’ve learned how to make and keep loving friendships. There’s more joy in my life, thanks to Breakthrough.

— Dave Deupree, Monterey