The Young Warrior Council oversees and guides the development of the Young Warrior Constituency in the ManKind Project USA.

The Young Warrior Council

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  • John Ma
    John Ma Lead Link & Training Coordinator
  • Jason MacKenzie
    Jason MacKenzie Facilitator
  • Dan Mahle
    Dan Mahle Intercultural Steward
  • Saad Youssefi
    Saad Youssefi Core Member

Get Involved

We are always open to hearing from interested men on a rolling basis. If you think you would be a good fit for the council, would like to get more involved, or have questions, please contact us and we’ll be in touch shortly. Also, feel free to nominate other men you think would be a good fit for the council.

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Council Positions

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Chair

Sets agendas for Council meetings and presides over the meetings.  Sets and oversees the strategic plan and vision of the YWC. Sets goals for growth and development of the YW community. Collaborates with other YWC members to fulfill the YWC’s mission, goals, and objectives. Serves as representative for YW community at national/international MKP gatherings. Other duties as needed.

Vice Chair

Assists chair in creating and implementing the strategic plan and vision of the YWC. Oversees YWC meetings when Chair is absent. Spearheads special projects in collaboration with the Chair. Supports YWC members to define and achieve YWC goals. Oversees Nomination Committee for the future YWC. Assists in the duties of any vacant council position. Other duties as needed.

Secretary

Records accurate minutes of all official actions of the YWC. Maintains official documents of the YWC, including all adopted proposals and these Bylaws. Makes these records available by appropriate means to all Members. On point for understanding Council’s policies and making sure they are correctly implemented. Takes care of administrative tasks of YWC. Other duties as needed.

YW NWTA Coordinator

Recruits centers/areas to put on YW NWTAs and coordinates scheduling of YW NWTAs. Works with local centers/areas to identify leader teams, LKS headman, etc., for YW NWTAs. Actively engages participating centers, leader teams, etc. on the differences between YWs and other men in MKP as it pertains to NWTAs and community. Collects existing enrollment and marketing materials catered to young men and generates new material. Mentors YW NWTA enrollment coordinators and collects enrollment best practices. Other duties as needed.

Curriculum Coordinator

Overseeing the development and codification of training curriculums, process, protocols, etc. for YW focused trainings and workshops specifically designed for YW population, such as YW NWTAs, YWTAs, YW PITs, stage-of-life workshops (career, relationships, marriage, fatherhood, etc.). Actively engages the YW and greater MKP-USA communities on the specific needs of trainings and curriculum enhancements for YWs. Recruits workshop leaders/designers and offers them support. Tracks best practices of trainings and workshops. Oversees creation of individual processes for YW I-Groups and YW circles. Other duties as needed.

Leader Track Coordinator

Acts as point man for YWs on leader track across MKP. Oversees separate containers that offers YWs on leader track support and unique resources for growth. Encourages other YWs to step into their leadership and onto MKPI leader track. Engages YWs and other within MKP about YW specific issues and isms as it relates to leader track. Works with the MKP-USA Leader Council and reports information to YW Council. Other duties as needed. It is strongly encouraged that this role be filled by a YW already on the MKPI leader track.

Local Community Coordinator

Fosters the creation of new YW communities at the center/area level. Supports existing YW communities to deepen and grow. Connects YW communities with YW Council activities and resources. Fosters a sense of healthy diversity among YW communities and the greater MKP-USA and MKPI. Maintains data on YWs in the project and supports retention and growth efforts. Other duties as needed.

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Creates a common language for discussion of the YW movement, YW NWTAs, values, accomplishments, how people can support us, etc. Acts as point of contact for outside inquiries and requests of the Council. Oversees YW email list. Prepares quarterly YW newsletter for YW email list. Engages YWs and MKP-USA and MKPI in conversations about issues pertaining to YWs. Assists in presentations to centers/areas to help them understand the benefits of an YW NWTA for their center/area. Manages website. Other duties as needed.

Finance Coordinator

Co-administers YW scholarship fund with Bill Kauth or his designee. Manages and promotes the YW Scholarship Fund fundraising website. Develops YWC budget and seeks input from MKP USA and MKPI as needed. Coordinates with MKP Fund Development for fundraising related to YW Scholarship Fund and Council-related activities.

Events Coordinator

Organizes national and regional YW events beyond NWTAs. Point man for organizing YW gatherings. On point for coordinating with or acting as liaison for events with other constituencies and demographics in MKP. Other duties as needed.