Founded in 1979, MenTeach is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to:
Increase the number of men teaching in the field of education to help improve boys' and girls' academic and social success.
- Increase to fifty percent the number of men teachers teaching in early, elementary and high schools;
- Improve the academic achievement of high school students, particularly boys, through innovative male mentorship programs;
- Recruit boys and men into the field of education through program collaborations with local, state, and national organizations that encourage and support male teachers;
- Provide consultation to high-schools, colleges, and universities to recruit and retain men in the field of education;
- Consult with colleges and universities to develop teacher training programs on gender equity and the development of gender-equitable curricula;
- Help eliminate barriers within educational systems to promote educational success;
- Encourage and support men already teaching to continue in the profession;
- Serve as a think tank and clearinghouse for research and policy analysis in the area of boys' and girls' academic achievement and men teaching;
- Provide trainings, workshops, conferences and retreats for both men and women interested in men teaching.