Boys to Men Mentoring Network is a private, nonprofit organization designated as a 501(c)(3) tax- exempt organization by the IRS. All contributions to BTM are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
All services are provided at no cost to the boys or their families. This year 70% of our boys live in single mother households and 73% qualify for the free or reduced National School Lunch program.
The 2013 operating budget was $296,719. 66% of revenue came from our annual 100 Wave Challenge fundraising event; 21% of revenue came from the generosity of individuals and private donors, 13% of revenue came from foundation and corporation grants. The BTM organization receives no government or state funding.
Keep our program safe. The safety of the boys in our program is paramount. In today’s world we must be constantly aware of possible threats to our boys as well as potential liabilities to the Boys to Men program. This takes constant vigilance, well-designed programs, and documented policies and procedures.
Support our volunteers. We are primarily a volunteer based organization. In 2013 our volunteers donated over 56,000 hours of their time worldwide. Over 18,000 of these hours were from our local San Diego volunteers. Our success ultimately depends on recruiting, inspiring, educating and supporting these valuable volunteers.
Your donations will directly serve our boys by providing the following services.
- Recruit and train our mentors and clear them with background checks.
- Communicate with inquires, register boys, coordinate and produce our three-day Adventure Weekend.
- Follow up and support mentors to insure they are being accountable to the boys they are mentoring.
- Collaborate and work with school administrators to identify students in need of attending site-based program meetings.
- Follow up with parents to answer questions and make sure their children are finding value in their BTM experience.
- Create and execute group activities throughout the year.
- Communicate with mentors and boys to give them every opportunity to attend our site-based and community meetings.
- Improve the quality of our programs.
- Build Community Partnerships.
- Grow our program evaluation and data collection programs.
Boys to Men is fortunate to have a dedicated and involved Board of Directors, 100% of whom support BTM with personel contributions. This group of community and business leaders is responsible for financial oversight, goal setting, policy development, and fundraising.
Boys to Men Mentoring Network Board of Directors
Chairman – James Justeson, Ph.D. – James is a retired Lemon Grove School District Superintendent and is a Boys to Men mentor who attends three weekly Boys to Men groups.
Co Chairman – Jon Handley – Jon is a retired Deputy Fire Chief for the City of San Diego. He volunteers as a Boys to Men mentor and group leader.
Secretary – Craig Gagliardi – Craig has been as successful real estate agent for the last 15 years. He has been a Boys to Men mentor for the past six years and volunteers as the Weekend Coordinator and Weekend Leader.
Michelle LaPrise – Michelle is a Certified Personal & Professional Coach who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Business. She has consulted to corporations for over 12 years, providing motivational wellness programs to executives and employees.
Joe Sigurdson – Joe is a co founder of Boys to Men Mentoring Network. He has served on the board of directors for Bates Street Boxing Club, Davis Grossmont YMCA and National Society to Prevent Blindness.
George Selders – George is a retired Advertising Executive and volunteers as a mentor and Boys to Men Marketing Director.
Marc Case – Marc is the Director of Information Services for Hunter Industries. He has worked in the information technology industry for 25 years and has served as a Boys to Men mentor and group leader since 2007 and as a collegiate cycling team coach since 1995.
Bruce Crenshaw – Bruce has been a School Counselor for 26 years and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling. He has been a Boys to Men mentor for 5 years.
Dan Peda – Dan is the Divisional Controller for Provide Commerce, Inc. and its subsidiaries. He has been a Boys to Men mentor since 2011 and volunteers as a leader on the Adventure Weekends.
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