Mentor. Engage. Network.

The T. Howard Foundation (THF) Internship Program seeks to increase male engagement by providing targeted trainings, activities, and networking opportunities to THF alumni and Final Talent Pool (FTP) members. The M.E.N. initiative was created after reviewing statistics, included below, within the THF Internship Program:

  • 3:1 ratio of women to men in the internship program
  • 2011-2017 men represented only 25-30% of the internship class
  • 2017 internship class had 33 men out of 125 total students


The goals of the THF M.E.N initiative:

  • Increase the recruitment of males in the program by 10%
  • Create strategies that address male retention
  • Improve the levels of engagement from male alumni and FTP members
  • Provide strong support and leadership for male FTP members and alumni
  • Strengthen mentor pipeline for male alumni
  • Educate men on specific topics including: managing stress, work ethic, moral character and other life skills