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Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Breakthrough Men's Community

Mission

Breakthrough helps men build more deeply meaningful and happy lives. Breakthrough is a guided, life changing exploration in which we work together, hands-on, to tackle the challenges all men face. Breakthrough empowers all men to reclaim their hearts and participate more fully and confidently in their family and their social and professional worlds.

The Big Idea

Breakthrough Men’s Community helps men build more deeply meaningful and happy lives. They offer workshops where they work in hands-on ways to tackle the challenges that all men face, inspiring and empowering participants to reclaim their hearts and take part more fully and confidently in their family, social and professional worlds. Breakthrough hopes to reach more men with these workshops. They have extended their location from Seaside to include a workshop in Spreckels; more than half of the men who attend these workshops pay less than standard tuition due to financial hardship. The Big Idea is to raise $50,000 to support a full-size class in Salinas, helping more men change their lives for the better.

Growing up in a culture with a strong emphasis on machismo made it difficult for me to explore my own emotions. Breakthrough helped me do that in a powerful and life-changing way. Finding a community of like-minded friends at Breakthrough has also been invaluable for me. The support I received and the confidence I built at Breakthrough gave me the courage to finish my AA degree at Hartnell, and next year I will continue my studies enrolled full-time at UC Santa Cruz. I was so fortunate to continue my Breakthrough journey on the leadership team in Spreckels this year. More than half the guys in the workshop were Latino and it was powerful for me to see a room full of Salinas guys beginning their Breakthrough journey.

- Francisco Solano, age 34