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CBIM Works:
Research and Impact

Research Studies Conducted on CBIM
Coaches Trained
Youth Reached


In 2012, Coaching Boys Into Men underwent a rigorous three year evaluation in Sacramento, California funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The study found that athletes who participated in the program were significantly more likely to intervene when witnessing abusive or disrespectful behaviors among their peers, and were also more likely to report less abuse perpetration. Since then, seven more research studies have been conducted and have shown CBIM to be an effective violence prevention program. Read more about the individual studies conducted on CBIM below:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it 100 times. I firmly believe that CBIM brought my team together to where it is today.
Phil Conley, High School Basketball Coach; Portland Press Herald
Now if a boy says something demeaning to a girl, people will walk up to you and say, ‘Boys to men.’ It really influenced a lot.
Chris Worthey-Reed, High School Football Player; Sacramento Bee
Everybody got into it. If felt like it changed the whole team chemistry.
Conner MacVane, High School Basketball Player; Portland Press Herald
We need more movement in this positive direction. More coaches need to model behavior that says being a gentleman and a letterman aren’t mutually exclusive.
Charles Blow, Columnist; The New York Times
Why isn’t CBIM - and other programs like it - required for every high school in America?
M.L. Carr, Former Coach of the Boston Celtics; The Huffington Post

Program Locations


CBIM United States

CBIM is a nationwide program implemented by far-reaching communities of coaches, athletes, educators, leaders, and violence prevention supporters advocating and inspiring young athletes to value respect.

Find others implementing CBIM near you

Learn more about CBIM implementation and partner organizations in the U.S. using our interactive map

CBIM International

FUTURES has taken the nationwide success of Coaching Boys Into Men and expanded it into the international space, hosting trainings, supporting program adaptations, and partnering with international organizations to expand the reach of CBIM across the globe.

These adaptations include:

  • A 2006 partnership with UNICEF and FIFA to adapt the original Coaching Boys Into Men Playbook for soccer in English, French, and Spanish. The guide was distributed to National Football Associations in more than 200 countries.
  • In 2009, FUTURES worked with The International Center for Research on Women and local organizations to develop Parivartan, a culturally specific, substantial adaptation for Mumbai, India to address gender-based violence and gender equity using the sport of cricket to reach men and young boys.
  • More recently, CBIM’s adaptation and expansion to numerous other countries such as Australia, Ecuador, Brazil, Tanzania, South Africa, and more. In turn, INSPIRE Handbook: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children as a promising approach to change harmful gender and social norms.

Evaluation Toolkit

If you’re interested in how Coaching Boys Into Men transforms the culture of a school, the Evaluation Toolkit can help you launch your own program evaluation.

  • The Evaluation Toolkit contains:
  • CBIM Works: Evaluation One Pager
  • CBIM Research Articles
  • Evaluation Guide and Walk-Through
  • Pre and Post Surveys for Athletes and Coaches