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A Peer-led Weekend of Self-Discovery

Events in the US, Israel, and Mexico

Financial Aid

The full fee (regular registration) is:

  • US$725 in the United States
  • ILS 2200 in Israel
  • US$400 in Mexico

Early-registration discounts are available to those who pay in full by 6 weeks before the start of the event. “Brothers & Friends” discounts are available for men who register jointly with a non-SSA friend or supporter.

Payment plans and partial sponsorships (grants) are typically available in the U.S. and Poland. (The fee is lowered for everyone across-the-board in Israel and Mexico, so we are not able to make any additional financial aid available there.)

Two types of financial assistance are available:

  • Sponsorships (or grants) range from about US$150 to at most US$425, applied toward the full (regular) registration fee (not to the early-registration fee)
  • Payment plans (when pre-approved by Brothers Road).

Or, you may be awarded both a partial sponsorship and a payment plan, as long as you pay at least the full minimum deposit in advance.

Men who take advantage of the early-registration discount are not eligible for a sponsorship or payment plan.

What is eligibility based on?

Eligibility for financial assistance is based on

  1. Your financial need
  2. Your commitment to growth and self-improvement
  3. Our available funds from donations to cover sponsorships for a particular Journey Into Manhood event.

We have no standardized expectations as to what constitutes financial need. We will ask you about your typical monthly income and any unusual expenses or circumstances that we should consider.

How does the payment plan work?

You might be approved for a payment plan instead of — or in addition to — a partial sponsorship. For example, if you are attending a U.S. event, you will pay at least the minimum deposit of US$300 in advance, then sign up online to make either 4 monthly automatic payments of $106.25 each or 6 monthly automatic payments of $70.83 each.

If you have questions, contact the Brothers Road administrator at [email protected]


Sponsorship Fund

Your tax-deductible donation to Brothers on a Road Less Traveled (registered in the U.S. as a 501c3 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.

Donations help cover such expenses as:

  • Renting group camps or retreat centers with large meeting rooms
  • Providing meals and accommodations for participants and volunteer staff
  • Transportation costs for certain essential volunteer staff
  • Purchasing and shipping necessary materials
  • Administration

Our goal is to have at least US$2,500 in sponsorship funds available for every workshop, to partially fund at least 5 participants per event.

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 [email protected].

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 ($300 for events in the United States).

Go to the registration page, click on the event you want to attend, then click on “Apply for  Aid.”

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

What if I can’t afford the minimum 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. We will review your application and be in touch, and you can decide how to proceed from there.

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

There is no hard deadline, but the earlier you apply, the more funds we will have available for financial assistance.