AMEND Together

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Changing a culture that supports violence against women by teaching healthy masculinity and respect.

AMEND Together is a primary prevention initiative of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging men and boys to change the culture that supports violence. Together, we seek to challenge the culture that supports violence, cultivate healthy masculinity in men and boys, and change the future for women and girls. Click here to visit the AMEND Together website.

In 2020, AMEND Together expanded to serve youth through YWCA affiliates in Dayton, OH, Mohawk Valley, NY, Central Virginia, South Hampton Roads, VA, Lubbock, TX, and Greater Memphis. YWCA Silicon Valley in California launched its affiliate in 2021. These AMEND Together affiliates utilize the community-based model created by YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee.

AMEND Together partners with Metro Nashville Public Schools to provide AMEND clubs across the city where hundreds of boys are provided a safe space to talk about healthy masculinity and gender-based violence.

AMEND Ambassadors are prominent members of the Nashville and Middle Tennessee community. These men and women lend their expertise to help the YWCA achieve the AMEND Together goals. Ambassadors work with the AMEND Together team on strategic planning, fundraising, outreach, and events.  Click here to inquire about becoming an AMEND Together Ambassador.

I hope all young men learn to respect people. You don't want to be known as someone who's not kind. You don't want to be remembered as a bully. You want to be a good person all around. I want to get that out there: Respect people.
Joeuan, McKissack Middle School
Of the many things I’ve learned in the AMEND club, learning about the objectification and violence against women touched my spirit the greatest…I have a wonderful mother and beautiful sisters that I love dearly, I can’t imagine anyone verbally, physically, and mentally destroying their being and self-worth because society has given men the “green light” to treat and display women in a negative light.
Josiah P., Hillsboro High Student
Dating abuse is when one person tells another person in a relationship what to do. It's taking away their rights and humanity. No one should have their choice taken away.
Marquarious, Pearl-Cohn High School
A look inside our AMEND Together clubs in Metro Nashville Public Schools
Shan Foster speaks with United Methodist Men about the AMEND partnership

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How You Can Help

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We are investing in the lives of hundreds of boys each year in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Help us continue to challenge the culture that supports violence against women by cultivating healthy masculinity in men and boys. Donate now.

AMEND Together Schools

Antioch High School

Antioch Middle School

Apollo Middle School

Cameron Middle School

Cohn High School

Donelson Middle School

East Magnet High School

F.H. Jenkins Prep

H.G. Hill Middle School

Hillsboro High School

Issac Litton Middle School

Jere Baxter Middle School

Joelton Middle School Prep

Madison Middle School

Maplewood High School

Margaret Allen Middle School

McKissack Middle School

McGavock High School

Pearl-Cohn High School

Stratford High School

Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Two Rivers Middle School

West End Middle School

Wright Middle School