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Project Manhood™ is a program to enable churches and nonprofit organizations and schools to reach and develop at-risk boys into responsible, educated, employed, and self-sufficient young men. We also empower men to become extraordinarily successful in life as they were created to be.

Project Manhood™ was conceived in 1989 by Sheldon D. Nix, Ph.D., M.S.W., now Executive Director of The Life Center (for more on Dr. Nix click here). The Project Manhood™ boys program assists churches to reach and develop at-risk boys into responsible, educated, employed, and self-sufficient young men. The program, when fully implemented, helps churches, schools and nonprofit programs be comprehensive and male-specific in their approach and it enables them to reach a generation of boys and their parents.


The program for men focuses on three core areas: identity and spiritual formation, career direction and success, and being a great father.

Together with our team, we offer you all the resources and training you need to start or build an effective program for boys and men!.
Begin a Program for Boys

Begin a Program for Boys

Starting a ministry or program for boys? Here's how we can help:

Core Resources: To operate your Program for Boys, you will need our Core Resources.  These are the foundational elements of your Project Manhood program.

Soft Skills Resources: After launching your program for boys, supplemental curricula will allow you to teach the boys critcial soft skills necessary for success in the 21st century workforce.

Training and Coaching: We don't leave you to figure it all out on your own.  We offer initial training sessions and an 18-month coaching program that will have the men running your program knowing exactly what they are doing.

Click here to see these resources.  Click here for an OVERVIEW OF THE BOYS PROGRAM.


Begin a Program for Men

Begin a Program for Men

A comprehensive program for men should cover several key areas:

  • Men's identity and spiritual formation;
  • Men's career goals and progress;
  • Men's relationship skills, including parenting; and
  • Men's soft skills (e.g. communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving) that are necessary for every aspect of life.

And Project Manhood has curricula, tools, and training for all three central areas.  Becoming Effective Fathers & Mentors is the curriculum, based on the life of Moses, that gets men to open up about their real feelings and thoughts and helps them work on self-esteem, sense of purpose, and other key areas of manhood.  A Father for Life teaches dads to be good fathers using six critical skills.  Our S.H.A.P.E. class gives men a deep dive into their strengths, gifts, passions, and purpose...all of which point them to the careers that will best fit them.

Click here for more information about a comprehensive program for men.  

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2801 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
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2807 W. 4th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
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