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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

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