A Community Solution
The Mpowerment Project is being used successfully in diverse communities across the United States and beyond. If your organization is looking for a program that can make an enormous difference in the lives of young gay/bisexual men, ages 18-29, then the Mpowerment Project may be right for you. The Project mobilizes young gay/bisexual men to shape a healthy community for themselves, build positive social connections, and support their friends to have safer sex.
The Mpowerment Project can reach large numbers of young gay/bisexual men in a cost-effective manner because it is a community level intervention. It focuses on the entire community of young gay/bisexual men instead of targeting men individually or solely through small groups. The Mpowerment Project is designed to be tailored to the needs of every community; it is based on a set of interrelated core elements that each community adapts to its own unique characteristics.
Although elements of the Mpowerment Project may seem familiar to people who have worked in HIV prevention previously, how this Project works is different from what typically comes to mind in conducting HIV prevention. While the Mpowerment Project includes safer sex promotion, the program is not defined solely by a focus on condoms or HIV prevention.