Shmira: Habonim Dror North America’s “Curriculum For Fostering Healthier Masculinities”


Habonim Dror North America’s “Curriculum For Fostering Healthier Masculinities” is designed to aid camp staff in creating the platforms upon which masculine youth can learn to defy unhealthy masculine expectations and instead live freer lives. Its contents can bring up questions that masculine youth may have never been given the space to think about before – questions about interpersonal support, body image, and emotional expression. We acknowledge that there is still a universe to be explored, especially in regards to intersections of masculinity and race, queerness, ethnicity, and class. This curriculum is meant to be first step that will inspire more projects that further explore what healthy masculinities look like.

  • Keywords: Camper Care Gender Gender Identity Masculinity Shmira