We are a broad-based working collaborative of organizations and leaders from a range of fields that deal with the social determinants of health as they impact young males' well-being. These include, among others, fields such as medicine, psychology, education, and juvenile justice. All of our work is informed through the involvement of young males themselves. A full list of summit 2018 participating organizations can be found here.

how we came about

On June 7 and 8, 2018 over 100 national leaders from a range of interests and disciplines met in Washington DC to participate in the National Summit on Adolescent and Young Adult Male Health. The groundbreaking summit was sponsored by the Partnership for Male Youth, the first national organization whose sole mission is to address the unique and unmet health related needs of young males. The summit was supported through grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Allergan Foundation, Gilead and Merck. The summit was planned with advice and input from over 40 national organizations that serve male youth.


The summit was held to begin laying the groundwork for the Campaign for Male Youth. This marked the first time that stakeholders from disparate interests and disciplines convened in a national forum to discuss how they can work together, specifically through the Campaign, to ensure that young males thrive physically, mentally and in their life goals.


Designed as a working event, the goal was to end it with a work product that could serve as the foundation for the Campaign. After two days of energetic discussions that goal was met with enthusiastic support for the Campaign by the participating organizations as well as the youth.

Listen to the voices of the male youth participants
Listen to the stories of
the summit faculty here