We welcome Jake Stika, Executive Director of Next Gen Men, a nonprofit organization focused on building better men through youth and peer engagement, education and empowerment. Their programs and initiatives promote healthy masculinities and gender equity with boys, young men, men, and people of all genders.
Jake and his partners were inspired to start Next Gen Men after realizing how the traditional ideas about masculinity and manhood they grew up with impacted their health and wellbeing, and the health and wellbeing of people they cared about. By addressing the root causes of gender inequities with open and honest conversations and learning about ‘what it means to be a man’,
Next Gen Men aims to tackle some of the biggest issues facing society today from gender-based discrimination and violence, to social isolation and unhealthy relationships, to poor mental and physical health and wellness among boys and men.
Join us as we hear from Jake about Next Gen Men’s initiatives – RSVP today!
About Jake Stika
As Next Gen Men’s Executive Director, Jake leads the expansion and growth of Next Gen Men as an organization and a movement.
Educated in International Commerce and Global Development, having grown up as an immigrant in Canada, as well as having lived in Brazil, Germany, and the Czech Republic in recent years, Jake has a global perspective on community development and social innovation. Jake believes himself to be a reconnection entrepreneur and is less interested in symptoms, but rather underlying causes. His vision for Next Gen Men comes from observing society today and wondering how to effect change by engaging men and boys for a better tomorrow.