ManKind Project

The Better Dads Festival is an outgrowth of the ongoing work done by men in the ManKind Project (MKP), specifically in the Asheville MKP community. Most of the men and women who have created the festival belong to weekly and bi-weekly support groups hosted by MKP, or its sister organization Woman Within as well as the mixed gender HumanKind Circle. The ManKind Project USA and the Greater Carolinas Area MKP are flagship sponsors of the Better Dads Festival.

MKP is a nonprofit training and education organization with three decades of proven success hosting life-changing experiential personal development programs for men. MKP supports a global network of free peer-facilitated men’s groups and supports men in leading lives of integrity, authenticity, and service.

We believe that emotionally mature, powerful, compassionate, and purpose-driven men will help heal some of our society’s deepest wounds. We support the powerful brilliance of men and we are willing to look at, and take full responsibility for, the pain we are also capable of creating – and suffering. We care deeply about men, our families, communities, and the planet.

MKP has a presence in more than 21 nations and MKP USA exists as a non-profit 401(c)(3) charitable organization. The ManKind Project supports a global network of over 1,000 peer-facilitated men’s groups serving close to 10,000 men each week. In an MKP men’s group, men mentor men through the passages of their lives.

The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others – men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, is described by many as the most powerful men’s training available: New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and affirming of cultural differences, especially with respect to color, class, sexual orientation, faith, age, ability, ethnicity, and nationality.

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For information on the event and sponsorship opportunities:

Tim Chumley - Festival Director
804-519-2810 • Email