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Mentor Spotlight: Jim Barrera

  Boys to Men has only eleven paid employees – the heart of our organization is the work of our volunteer mentors. One volunteer group facilitator for Boys to Men Mentoring who has stood out as a star leader is Jim Barrera, a longtime resident of the home of BTM, La Mesa, California. Jim is [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Mentor|0 Comments

Thank You, David C. Copley Family Foundation!

Boys to Men Mentoring was recently awarded a benevolent grant from The David C. Copley Family Foundation, and we are so incredibly grateful! The Copley Family Foundation provides funding for responsible, creative charitable and civic organizations focusing on community, culture and arts, education, medical and health, and youth development, which continue the Copley family legacy [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

IT’S BAAAAAACK! The 7th Annual 100 Wave Challenge!

What is the surfing equivalent of running a marathon? Surfing one hundred waves in a single day, of course! On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, we will be holding our nationally-recognized fundraiser, the Boys to Men 100 Wave Challenge, for the seventh year at Mission Beach in San Diego! With our biggest participant goal (300+ surfers!) [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|100 Wave Challenge|0 Comments

Lost His Arm, But Not His Spirit

Urgently, Boys to Men and friends are asking your help for Attila Tota, a man who has lived a life of service and has suffered an unimaginable loss. Attila is the lead mentor and founder of our North County Boys to Men group and surfed the 100 Wave Challenge four years in a row with his friends, fellow mentors [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|100 Wave Challenge, Mentor|0 Comments

Monarch School Mentoring Homeless Boys

This month's BTM Spotlight School is Monarch School in Barrio Logan, near downtown San Diego. Serving homeless students grades K-12, Monarch is a public school operated under the San Diego County Office of Education's Juvenile Court and Community Schools educational program. Serving up to 350 homeless students each day, Monarch students live in San Diego [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Boys Testimonials, School Staff|0 Comments

Spotlight School: Montgomery Middle School

Each month, Boys to Men is now holding 130 groups in San Diego. This month's Spotlight School is Montgomery Middle School in the Cajon Valley School District. We are currently holding two BTM groups weekly at Montgomery Middle, divided by age and grade (serving 7th and 8th grade boys) with 7 mentors -- 3 staff [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|School Staff|0 Comments

Sponsor Shout-Out: Thank You, Dr. Bronner’s!

In addition to private donations and grants, Boys to Men Mentoring is incredibly grateful for the support of corporate sponsors, and one of the companies that has given generously year after year to BTM is Dr. Bronner's All-One. An international company based in Vista, California (north of San Diego), Dr. B's believes in ethical sourcing [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|School Staff|0 Comments

Surfers Attempted to Ride a Wave Into History: The ONE Wave Challenge

Sometimes, we at Boys to Men Mentoring get a wild hair and decide to take on challenges that seem impossible. Our only annual fundraiser, for example, The 100 Wave Challenge, is basically a surfing marathon. On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, about 150 San Diego surfers rode 18 waves in unison for nearly two hours in [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|School Staff|0 Comments

Journeyman Spotlight: Ryan

Often, a teenage boy finds Boys to Men Mentoring when he needs us most. This was the case in the life of Journeyman Ryan, who came to his first BTM group at the age of 13 and is almost 17-years old now. Ryan's father passed away when he was just three-years old and, despite having a [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|School Staff|1 Comment

Dr. Bronner’s Supports 100 Wave Challenge on Sept. 19

VISTA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bronner's, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, is proud to support the 100 Wave Challenge on Sept. 19 to raise funds and awareness for the important work of the Boys to Men Mentoring Network, a San Diego-based nonprofit that engages men [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|School Staff|1 Comment