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Cohn Restaurant Group named Community Catalyst Partner to the 1 Wave Challenge

  Boys to Men Mentoring Network is delighted to introduce the Cohn Restaurant Group as the 1 Wave Challenge & Beach Run's​ inaugural Community Catalyst Partner. The sponsorship recognizes a local business​, organization or​ individual whose creativity, passion and generosity inspire meaningful community engagement in Boys to Men's mission. Boys to Men's Community Catalyst Partners tell the story of the organization's unique spirit of community cultivation and engagement. Here's how the Cohn Restaurant Group harnessed the power of philanthropy to introduce San Diegans to Boys to Men's inspiring mission: During the months leading up to this year's 1 Wave Challenge, Boys to Men was honored to participate as a beneficiary of the Cohn Restaurant Group's Menus with Meaning charity dining series. The partnership launched in October at BO beau Kitchen + Garden in La Mesa, moved​ to​ Vintana Wine + Dine in Escondido​ in November​, and concluded in December at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine in the Gaslamp Quarter. The partnership offered San Diegans three unique dining experiences, and the opportunity to lend their support to an important cause: Empowering high-risk, fatherless boys to break the cycle of violence, gangs, drugs, and prison in their families by affording them the life skills, confidence and determination to achieve their dreams. The Cohn Restaurant Group donated 20% of Menus with Meaning proceeds to Boys to Men Mentoring Network. The company's spirit of of giving did not end there: Proceeds from Blue Point Coastal Cuisine's Menus with Meaning menu will be matched by the Century Club of San Diego, through the organization's Champions for Youth campaign. "Good friends and good food are a winning combination," explained Boys to Men Executive Director Craig McClain. "The Cohn Restaurant Group's Menus with [...]

On TV

Boys to Men: mentor program for San Diego youth Posted: Aug 19, 2014 7:57 PM PDTUpdated: Aug 19, 2014 7:58 PM PDTWatch Cyberbully (2015) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download By Kristen Cusato – email In his comments about the shooting in Ferguson this week, President Obama said “too many young men of color are left behind and seen as objects of fear.” The president is pushing for more programs to change that perception and reality. 18-year-old Jordan Jackson joined San Diego’s Boys To Men organization at the age of 13 – the age of discovery, questionable decisions and transitions. Raised by a single mother, Jordan relied on his mentors to guide him and keep him in school. “A lot of them are father figures that we don’t have in our lives. We can share anything with them, trust really is the number one thing.” Craig McClain started Boys to Men in San Diego 18 years ago, which offers young men a community where they can share their stories, their struggles and know they are not alone. The program teaches them to be respectable men. It meets in schools with kids who are getting into trouble – many are African American and Latino. “I’d probably be in Juvenile Hall,” stated one young man in the program Lewis. “They join gangs, do drugs, drop out of school. They steal, get bad grades because they don’t have anybody that cares about them or show them how to do it the right way,” stated McClain. It’s organizations like Boys To Men that President Obama wants to focus on in light of the racial police-community turmoil happening in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown – organizations that [...]

By | August 20th, 2014|Success Stories|1 Comment

Press Release

LOCAL NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION ALREADY FULFILLING OBAMA’S NEW INITIATIVE ‘MY BROTHER’S KEEPER’                              Legendary Surfer Shaun Tomson Joins 100 Wave Challenge to Raise Awareness and Funds for Fatherless Teenage Boys     San Diego, Calif. – In the midst of President Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative –   aimed at helping young men and boys of color facing tough odds reach their full potential – San Diego-based Boys to Men Mentoring Network has been mentoring fatherless teens of all races for nearly 20 years, with high success rates. Launched in 1996, Boys to Men (BTM) is a nonprofit group mentoring program that helps keep young men out of the criminal justice system and improve their access to higher education. It also provides boys a place where they can hear other boys and men tell the truth about the problems they face and a community where boys know they are not alone. BTM has mentored over 6,000 boys and has trained mentors in 24 states. BTM targets middle school boys ages 11-to-14, and high school boys ages 15-to-17, who are identified by school administration to be at-risk of educational failure, dropping out of school, juvenile delinquency or gang-related offenses. By partnering with the schools, and working closely with school administrators, BTM is able to identify, and serve the boys most at risk for educational failure. Seventy-three percent of the boys in the program do not have a father active in their life. Program elements include weekly in-school and after-school meetings of mentors and boys, a 48-hour Boy’s Adventure Weekend, a 24-hour experiential mentor training, and ongoing training and support for carefully selected and screened [...]

By | July 14th, 2014|Mentor, Mothers, School Staff, Success Stories|0 Comments

Voice of San Diego – Partner Voices Story: Boys to Men Turns Young Lives Around

http://voiceofsandiego.org/partner-voices-story/boys-to-men-turns-young-lives-around/Watch Froning The Fittest Man In History (2015) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

By | July 14th, 2014|Success Stories|0 Comments