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So far Lauryn Semere has created 21 blog entries.

Legacy Ranch Dedication Ceremony

Legacy Ranch Dedication Marks Historic Milestone for Boys to Men Mentoring Network A vibrant tapestry of spring wildflowers beckoned guests on their journey to the top of Palomar Mountain to celebrate the dedication of Legacy Ranch. Gathered in the shade of a canopy of Oak trees, and captivated by sweeping views of the valley below, [...]

Board Member Spotlight: Barry Mahlberg

La Mesa, CALIFORNIA -- Every mentor has a story to tell. Our mentors are encouraged to share their deepest joys, fears, and dreams every week in group, and those stories of lessons learned provide the framework that our boys use to map out their own futures. Here’s the story of Barry Mahlberg who is currently [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|School Staff|0 Comments

1 Wave Challenge Falls Short of Smashing World Record; Raises over $104,000 for Boys to Men Mentoring

(San Diego, CA) 172 surfers gathered at La Jolla Shores this morning, for the chance to smash the current world record for the Most Surfers Riding 1 Wave, a feat accomplished 10 years ago in Cape Town, South Africa, when 110 surfers rode a single wave into shore. Of 12 attempts, one particular wave (#5) [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|School Staff|0 Comments

Another Day

Written by Joe Sigurdson, Community Development Director Another day, another mass shooting in America. The arguments that follow are painfully predictable: “We need stricter gun laws and background checks!” “This is not a gun issue; it’s a mental health issue!” “Stop politicizing the issue. It’s too soon to talk about this. Let the families grieve!” [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|School Staff|0 Comments

Surfers and Runners TEAM UP for World Record-Breaking 1 Wave Challenge & Beach Run

Extending its impact zone beyond the surfing community, the world record-breaking 1 Wave Challenge charges into the New Year with a new name and an expanded constituency. Rebranded as the 1 Wave Challenge & Beach Run, the event invites runners and walkers to lace up their sneakers and head to La Jolla Shores on the [...]

Cancer Survivor Attila Tota Gears Up for 100 Wave Challenge

BTM mentor to Take On Waves After Three-Year Hiatus On December 30, 2016, Attila Tota, who had dropped to 115 pounds, had to have his right arm and shoulder amputated in an emergency surgery to save his life. While an aggressive form of skin cancer took his arm, it did not tarnish his passion, dedication [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|100 Wave Challenge, Mentor|0 Comments

Angel’s Story

Although all of our boys are an important part of our BTM community, there are some that immediately form a bond with his mentors, group facilitators and peers. Angel, who only recently began his journey with BTM, is a special young man who attends Kipp Adelante Middle School. The mention of his name encourages a [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|boys, program|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