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Financial Aid

The full fee (regular registration) for the Journey Into Manhood program in the United States is US$650. A $155 discount is available for those who pay in full at least 6 weeks before the start of the Journey Into Manhood weekend they are signing up for, making the early registration fee just $495.

Fees in other countries may differ somewhat and are announced on the particular announcement for that country’s Journey Into Manhood program. (Brothers on a Road Less Traveled has previously run Journey Into Manhood in England, Poland and Israel.)

Brothers on a Road Less Traveled raises donations to pay for financial assistance for men who are highly committed to the change process but unable to afford the full fee.

Two types of financial assistance are available — sponsorships (or grants), and a pre-approved payment plan. Sponsorships are at least US$100 and at most US$400. Alternatively, you might be approved for a payment plan instead of — or in addition to — a partial sponsorship.

Sponsorship Fund

Your tax-deductible donation to Brothers on a Road Less Traveled (registered in the U.S. as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) enables men to experience the Journey Into Manhood weekend — a life-changing turning point for many — who otherwise would not have the resources to participate.

Fees and donations cover such expenses as:

  • Renting group camps or retreat centers with large meeting rooms
  • Providing meals and accommodations for up to 32 “journeyers” and 20 or more volunteer staff
  • Airline tickets to fly in certain volunteer staff
  • Purchasing and shipping necessary materials
  • Administration

Our goal is to have at least US$2,000 in sponsorship funds available for every training, to partially fund at least 5 participants per training.

You can make a donation online or mail a check to:

Brothers on a Road Less Traveled
P.O. Box 412
Ruckersville, VA 22968 USA

To discuss your donation with Brothers on a Road Less Traveled, contact Richard Wyler, Executive Director, at 1-434-227-9346 or

Thank you for helping people reach their goals for change!

What is eligibility based on?

Eligibility for financial assistance is based on

  1. your financial need
  2. your commitment to the growth process and
  3. our available donations to cover sponsorships and payment plans for a particular Journey Into Manhood weekend.

We have no standardized expectations as to what constitutes financial need. We look at all the requests for assistance that we have received for a particular JiM weekend by 3 to 4 weeks before that event, look at the amount of donations we have available for that weekend, and make decisions from there.

How much are the sponsorships?

Sponsorships (or grants) are at least US$100 and at most US$400. The full fee of the weekend is US$650, so even if you are awarded the maximum sponsorship, you will still need to pay at least US$250 yourself — more, if the sponsorship awarded is less than US$400.

How does the payment plan work?

You might be approved for a payment plan instead of — or in addition to — a partial sponsorship.

With a payment plan, you pay at least US$250 before the weekend and bring with you four signed checks of US$100 each, post-dated for each of the four months following the weekend.

EXAMPLE: If you were attending a January 15 event, you would make the original US$250 deposit before the event and then bring with you four US$100 checks, dated February 15, March 15, April 15 and May 15.

How do I apply for aid?

To apply for either a sponsorship or payment plan, you will need to fill out an online application AND make an initial REFUNDABLE deposit of US$250.

Go to the registration page and click on the link next to the weekend you want to attend.

If you do NOT receive the financial assistance you need, and you therefore need to withdraw your registration, your deposit can be fully refunded to you, upon request.

What if I can’t afford the US$250 deposit in order to apply?

If you cannot afford the full deposit, pay as much of it as you can and fill out the online application.

What is the deadline for submitting the application? When will I hear the decision?

Sponsorship applications must be received by PCC 4 weeks before the weekend you hope to attend. Our intention is to advise you of our sponsorship decisions 3 weeks before the weekend you hope to attend.

We will also consider applications received less than 4 weeks before the weekend for which you have registered, but all funds available for that weekend may already have been distributed.

The deadline for any remaining amount due is 7 days before the start of the Journey Into Manhood weekend for which you have registered (unless you have been pre-approved for a payment plan, in which case you will need to bring post-dated checks with you to the event).

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