Chronology of the Men's Advocacy Group

Below is a brief overview of the Men's Advocacy Group history as of November 18, 2016: 

2014

•    New Friends New Life’s Board of Directors approves launching a  Men’s Initiative
•    Executive in Action consulting team’s organization, design and deployment recommendations for men’s group endorsed by Board of Directors (Sep) 
•    Chris Kleinert named founding Chairman of unnamed men’s Board (Dec)

2015

•    New Friends New Life hires first male staff in its then 18-year history (Jan)
•    Seven-member Executive Committee for men’s group board formed to create men’s group mission and recruit men’s Board directors (Feb)
•    MAG accepts new role of announcing ProtectHer Award recipients annually (Mar)
•    Chairman Kleinert announces founding 20 members of men’s board (May)
•     Inaugural men’s Board of Directors meeting held (Jun)
•    Men’s board adopts “Men’s Advocacy Group,” a.k.a. MAG, as group name (Aug)
•    MAG Board concludes extensive foundational education process on sexual exploitation and sex trafficking which featured professionally-guided tours through high trafficking areas in the Metroplex (Aug)
•    MAG Board formally adopts mission statement that focuses on advocacy, legislation and corporate engagement (Nov)

2016

•    No Harm Network Campaign begins; first member enrolled (Apr) 
•    MAG Membership Campaign begins (May)
•    Inaugural Onboarding Training of new Members held (Aug)
•    MAG starts 60-day pilot of manKINDness® High School Education curriculum (Aug)
•    First new Members Meeting (Conference) held (Sep)
•    MAG featured in its first onsite organization training event at DART (Sep)
•    MAG conducts first man manKINDness® High School Education program at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas (Sep)
•    MAG Board strikes accord with Boy Scouts of America to create and pilot a first of its kind education program for boys and girls of BSA (Oct) 
•    New Members engage in first group event by hosting a “dinner experience” for New Friends New Life survivors (Nov)
•    MAG conducts first awareness presentation at a middle school (Nov)