Hit enter to search

Coaching Boys Into Men / Athletes as Leaders

Developing leaders who stand for respect, integrity, and non-violence

Learn More


Learn More

Please fill out the form below, and a member of our team will reach out to you.

SafeNest initiative seeks to end the epidemic of domestic violence by equipping young male and female athletes and their coaches with the resources and skills necessary to build healthy relationships. We provide training using “Coaching Boys Into Men” and “Athletes as Leaders,” evidence-based programs implemented in schools nationwide.

About Coaching Boys into Men

The Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) program provides high school athletic coaches with the resources they need to promote respectful behavior among their players and help prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault. For more than a decade, the program has been implemented in communities across the U.S. and around the world.

Learn More

About Athletes as Leaders

Athletes As Leaders™ (originally Student Leaders & Athletic Youth) is a program for high school athletes on girls’ sports teams. The program aims to empower student athletes to take an active role in promoting healthy relationships and ending sexual violence. Athletes are encouraged to be leaders in changing social norms at school (and beyond) to a culture of safety and respect.

Learn More

Partner Schools

If you are a school administrator or coach, and you are interested in partnering with us, please fill out the form above to schedule an introduction with a SafeNest representative.

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much time does it take?

    15 minutes, once a week, transform your team. The topics are intended to be discussed either before or after practice.

  • What kind of topics are included in the program curriculum?

    The curriculum is based on “Teachable Moments” with focus on respect, self-accountability, and leadership. Topics can include locker room chatter; damaging behavior and language; and boundaries and consent.

  • Is sex education included as part of the curriculum?

    No, the curriculum is based on relationships with peers, family, and within yourself. It is about leadership and how you interact with the people around you in order to invoke positivity and kindness.

  • What do I have to do?

    As a coach, you will facilitate conversations on topics such as respect, integrity, and community building. The conversations will be assisted by an advocate from SafeNest. The curriculum is flexible and meant to accommodate the needs of individual coaches and teams.

  • How do we start?

    Schedule an introduction with a SafeNest representative. We will walk through the basics, answer questions, and discuss next steps.

  • What are the benefits to completing the curriculum?

    Athletes who have completed the program disclose they gain confidence, self-assurance, and team inclusivity. The goal for the young adults that complete Game Changers is that they leave with a sense of leadership and resourcefulness as it pertains to how they connect with the people in their lives.

Thank you to Intermountain Healthcare for making this program possible

Intermountain Healthcare