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The Partnership for Male Youth

1010 Massachusetts Ave, NW Suite 511

Washington, DC 20001

Dennis Barbour, JD | President and CEO


Our Mission

The Partnership’s mission is to work with and on behalf of adolescent and young adult males to optimize their health and ensure that they thrive.

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Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth is a nonprofit organization and advocacy group based in Washington, DC, dedicated to sexuality education, the prevention of HIV and of sexually transmitted disease, teenage pregnancy prevention, youth access to condoms and contraception (including emergency contraception), equality for LGBT youth and youth participation. In addition, Advocates for Youth sponsors media campaigns and other forms of outreach which attempt to change societal norms to be more understanding of, accepting, of, and responsible about youth sexuality.


American Association of Suicidology
Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, Ph.D., the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

American Sexual Health Association
The American Sexual Health Association promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies and practices and educating the public, professionals and policy makers, in order to foster healthy sexual behaviors and relationships and prevent adverse health outcomes.

American Society for Men's Health
The American Society for Men's Health (ASMH) seeks to promote, encourage and support the highest standards of practice, research, education and ethics in the study of the basic sciences, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of men's health issues. We also advocate the advancement of men's health, serve as a resource for all those interested in men's health, provide a scientific and public forum for exchange and discussion of science, experiences, ideas and opinions in men's health, provide a networking platform for all professionals interested in men's health and lead efforts to improve public health policies and societal conditions related to men's health


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The mission of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through research, training, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

California Adolescent Health Collaborative
The California Adolescent Health Collaborative's mission is to address adolescent health and well-being from a non-categorical, multidisciplinary perspective.

Canadian Men's Health Foundation

The Canadian Men's Health Foundation (CMHF) is a national non-profit organization empowered with the mission to inspire Canadian men to lead and live healthier lives.


Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
The Center for Health and Health Care in School's mission is to promote children's health and school success by advancing school connected programs, policies and systems.

The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation's mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.

Let Me Run

Let Me Run is a non-profit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active and belong. With a comprehensive curriculum that applies the power of running, the program encourages boys to develop their psychological, emotional and social health, in addition to their physical health. Twice a week for seven weeks, two trained volunteer coaches lead an elementary or middle school team through practice. Designed to amplify confidence, self-expression and respect for others, each practice includes a lesson from the Let Me Run curriculum that incorporates running, games and activities. Each fall and spring season culminates in a 5k race festival that celebrates the boys’ personal growth.


National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health 
The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health is a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of adolescents, especially those from poor families, by focusing greater attention and resources on their health needs and on innovative ways to address them. Our aim is to increase adolescents' access to integrated physical, behavioral and sexual health care that can help them reduce health risk behaviors, identify their health problems earlier and take on responsibility for managing their health conditions. We also seek to expand holistic health promotion strategies for adolescents in their communities. We work to educate stakeholders and build partnerships, improve the adolescent health workforce, promote effective adolescent care and provide planning and technical support.


National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
With over 7,500 members, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the professional association for PNPs and other advanced practice nurses who care for children. Established in 1973, NAPNAP has been actively advocating for children's health by providing funding, education, and research opportunities to PNPs; and producing and distributing educational materials to parents and families. NAPNAP prides itself in the caliber of its members, which includes national child health care experts, respected authors, distinguished faculty and practicing professionals.


National Association of School Nurses
On July 4, 1968, the National Education Association established the Department of School Nurses (DSN), an association dedicated to the advancement of school nursing practice and the health of school-aged children Their ultimate purpose was to improve the quality of school nursing, to upgrade the skills of school nurses and to further the abilities of all children to succeed in the classroom. In 1979 the DSN became the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and was separately incorporated. NASN is the largest association of school nurses and the hub for state affiliate associations. Since 1979, NASN has grown by leaps and bounds. Partnering with national health organizations, NASN continues to develop educational programs. NASN supports school nurse objectives by publishing issue briefs and position statements on subjects affecting student health and school nursing to keep members updated on aspects affecting their school communities. In the legislative arena, NASN employs a Washington, DC-based representative to promote school nurse issues and interact with Congress on the organization's behalf.


National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), founded in 1971, is a non-profit membership organization established to ensure access to voluntary, comprehensive and culturally sensitive family planning and reproductive health care services and to support reproductive freedom for all.

Physicians for Reproductive Health
Physicians for Reproductive Health (PRH) unites the medical community and concerned supporters. Together, PRH works to improve access to comprehensive reproductive health care. Through our Teen Reproductive Health program, we ensure that adolescents have the knowledge, equal access to quality services and freedom to make their own reproductive health care decisions. A large number of the doctors Physicians for Reproductive Health represents practice in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, but many are pediatricians, fertility doctors, family physicians, cardiologists, neurologists, radiologists and others. 


Founded in Brazil in 1997, Promundo works to promote gender equality and create a world free from violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls. Promundo is a global consortium with members in the United States, Brazil, Portugal, and Democratic Republic of the Congo that collaborate to achieve this mission by conducting cutting-edge research that builds the knowledge base on masculinities and gender equality; developing, evaluating, and scaling up high-impact gender-transformative interventions and programs and carrying out national and international campaigns and advocacy initiatives to prevent violence and promote gender justice. 


Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity
The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM) (Division 51, American Psychological Association) advances knowledge in the new psychology of men through research, education, training, public policy and improved clinical services for men. SPSMM provides a forum for members to discuss the critical issues facing men of all races, classes, ethnicities, sexual orientations and nationalities. SPSMM publishes a newsletter for members and sponsors programs at the annual APA convention.