Study Explores Success of the Becoming a Man Program

Chapin Hall study explores BAM's model, processes and mechanisms

A qualitative study exploring why the Becoming a Man (BAM) program has shown such strong impacts on young men from at-risk communities was released by Chapin Hall.

Initial research found that BAM participation reduced violent crime arrests by 50 percent and improved graduation rates by up to 20 percent. This new report, “Bolstering Belonging in BAM and Beyond” explores why the program is successful through analysis of interviews with 29 BAM youth and 10 BAM counselors.

The report concludes that the key program components driving BAM’s effectiveness are: