This program is about building behavior and mindsets far beyond the bleachers. Whether you’re a passionate parent, a dedicated fan or committed coach, you have the opportunity to act in a respectful manner. This program is meant to teach how to win and lose with integrity and how to encourage our youth to always keep their heads up.
Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM), developed by Futures Without Violence, is a comprehensive violence prevention curriculum for high-school athletic coaches. CBIM is designed to inspire coaches to teach athletes about the importance of respect for themselves, others and particularly the women and girls in their lives.
This initiative is spearheaded by the Community Violence Intervention Center with advisement from the City of Grand Forks. The program equips athletic coaches with strategies, scenarios, and resources needed to build attitudes and behaviors that prevent relationship abuse, harassment and sexual assault, teaching boys the importance of cbimrespecting women and that violence never equals strength.
CBIM materials guide coaches in leading their players through brief weekly activities that address themes such as personal responsibility, respectful behavior and relationship abuse. Coaches and teams are encouraged to involve fans, parents, faculty, other students and administrators in support of the program’s message of respect.