The two founders of this transformative organization grew concerned about how society is losing boys. So they took action.
How do you save a life? Nicky Wilks and Alex Craighead, who have been friends since school days, have been asking that question for a long time.
In fact, it’s the question that caused them to found Journeymen, an organization whose “vision is to regenerate modern society through the inspiration of young men.”
The 501c3 non-profit organization works out of Vashon Island, WA.
During this interview with Journeymen’s founders, we dove into their mission. According to Wilks and Craighead, they combine ancient initiation rituals with modern thinking about the concept of masculinity.
Best of all, they don’t rely on stereotypes and bromides. They know about MeToo. They know about school shootings. They know about what Wilks calls “The Shadow.” And they’re determined to reverse the tide of male violence — one young man at a time.
These two teachers have reflected deeply upon their past experiences — and what it has taught them — to create Journeymen.
By the time I finished listening to the final draft of this podcast, I was energized and refreshed. It’s wonderful to talk to people who care about the future, who know how to strategize to make it better, and who have thrown their lives into changing society.
I hope you enjoy listening to this podcast as much as we loved producing it.