Akanni Mentoring Support Services

Transitioning into your manhood can be both a beautiful and challenging journey and we want to support you every step of the way.  EmpowerHIM provides Akanni, a structured comprehensive mentoring program crafted by transmen for transmen of all ages and stages of the transition, targeted to define and achieve your personal and professional goals.

African meaning of ‘Akanni’ is ‘our meetings brings gifts.’We know how important support and brotherly connections are to our community and so The Akanni Mentoring Program promotes holistic wellness and is targeted to define and achieve your personal and professional goals.

Through our advocacy-based coaching and trainings, our social networks and our ongoing men’s groups we engage one another at a deep emotional level that will help you move forward in meaningful ways in your life.

We give our brothers relentless support, and opportunity for community as well as the feeling of self value and belonging. You Can Be Next! To enroll in the EmpowerHIM men’s mentoring program, please complete the form below.


Akanni Men’s Mentoring Support

  • Dedicated one on one mentoring relationships.
  • Monthly 90 Minute LIVE Video Group mentoring sessions. 14 Men per group max. 
  • 3 Month Mentoring Goal Planning 
  • Connection to Resources
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Annual Men’s Retreat



Certificates & Graduation

A certificate of completion is earned with the fulfillment of each mentoring module.  

Upon completion of the term, all men become candidates for graduation of the Akanni Mentoring program. 

An official graduation ceremony will be held at the 2022 National Black Trans Advocacy Conference  – EmpowerHIM Men’s Summit in Dallas, Texas to honor all Akanni participants.


Akanni Mentoring Program Leadership

Become A Mentor
As a mentor, you offer the gift of giving back to your community while learning more about yourself. We’re looking to connect with men who are able to contribute towards holistic wellness to serve as peer-to-peer mentors.  Mentors may provide one on one or group mentoring and may be served in person or online. Mentors must be available to complete the 3 month program session.

Become A Host
As a host, you have the opportunity to share your knowledge or skill-set to help empowerHIM. We are inviting men to provide professional live and recorded topics online that contribute towards holistic wellness.  Topics will be shared with our mentees as a part of their mentoring program experience.  Please submit your Facilitated workshops, presentations and or  group sessions proposal online here:


Mentor Program Schedule

Join us for the next mentoring session that will begin summer 2021.  



Akanni Men’s Mentee &  Mentor Application