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PREBYS FOUNDATION AWARDS $100,000 TO BOYS TO MENTORING

Boys to Men Mentoring has been selected as one of the 23 local organizations to receive a significant grant from the Prebys Foundation. This grant, totaling $6 million, is part of the foundation’s commitment to supporting the mental and emotional well-being of youth and young adults in San Diego County.   The Prebys Foundation’s investment focuses on preventive care strategies such as garden therapy, summer camp, open mic nights, clinical therapy, and more, with the goal of building a stronger …

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Boys to Men Mentoring raises $400,000!

Nearly 300 guests of Boys to Men Mentoring gathered for an evening of inspiration and empowerment at the 2nd Annual Rooted in Resiliency Celebration on Saturday, April 13th. Held at Coasterra on Harbor Island, the event raised nearly half a million dollars to expand mentoring programs to benefit struggling teen boys. From start to finish, the evening was filled with warmth, generosity, and a shared commitment to empowering young men. Beginning on the Harbor Float, VIPs enjoyed live jazz, elegant …

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Boys to Men has a solution to the mental health crisis in teens

We have a boy crisis in our Country. What’s astounding is that boys are diagnosed with ADHD at a rate twice as high as girls. They are underperforming in school, accounting for 70 percent of all failing grades. What’s even more shocking is the suicide rate among boys is four times greater than girls, and boys are five times more likely to be incarcerated. Boys who are fatherless or under-fathered only intensify these conditions, and they face significantly higher risks of mental …

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Stedman Graham takes Center Stage at Boys to Men Mentoring’s Rooted in Resiliency Celebration

A captivating fusion of intellect and music will highlight this year’s Rooted in Resiliency to benefit Boys to Men Mentoring on April 13, 2024, at Coasterra on Harbor Island. Renowned best-selling author, speaker, and educator Stedman Graham will headline the fundraiser, sharing invaluable insights on self-identity and leadership as contributing factors to the current boy crisis. The event aims to not only enlighten but also raise vital funds to expand mentoring programs to benefit struggling teen boys. “Graham’s philosophy is …

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National Mentoring Month Targets Boy Crisis

We have a national boy crisis. In an astonishing disclosure about the two greatest dangers to the future of America’s economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell revealed in an interview on 60 Minutes the peril posed by young men in our country. First, they are not actively seeking employment and second, they are falling prey to drug addiction. Powell suggested that our society is overlooking the challenges boys face in education, as well as in their mental, physical, and spiritual …

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Boys to Men Mentoring’s Adventure Mountain Weekend December 2023

Boys to Men Mentoring (B2M) recently wrapped up their first Adventure Mountain Weekend (AMW) for the 2023-2024 academic year, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of fifteen young boys. This incredible weekend retreat, held at B2M’s Legacy Ranch in Palomar Mountain from December 1st to December 3rd, provided these boys with the opportunity to reflect on their personal growth and overcome the obstacles hindering their development. The boys who participated in AMW were carefully selected based on their consistent …

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Hope for the Holidays: Boys to Men Mentoring Network Spreads Joy in San Diego

In the heart of San Diego, the holiday season is about to get a whole lot brighter, thanks to Boys to Men Mentoring Network’s (B2M) annual “Hope for the Holidays” campaign. With a mission to bring joy to every boy participating in their life-transforming mentoring circles, B2M is set to make this festive season truly special for San Diego’s youth.Spreading Joy, One Gift at a TimeThe festive formula for “Hope for the Holidays” is simple yet powerful: San Diegans are …

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Black History Month

How do we define success?  Success is defined by “the correct or desired result of an attempt” and “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame” (1). These definitions of success are personal and built around goal setting.  As we at Boys to Men celebrate Black History Month, we strive to empower and amplify black voices by seeing, learning, and experiencing the world through the eyes of the young black men in our circles. The wisdom and insights …

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January is National Mentoring Month

The month of January celebrates the 20th Annual National Mentoring Month, a month-long campaign centered around the importance of mentorship. The campaign celebrates the positive impact mentoring can have on young lives with the goals of raising awareness, recruiting individuals to become mentors, and recruiting organizations to engage in mentoring.  Boys to Men Mentoring has shown the effectiveness of mentorship for the past 25 years in San Diego County, across the United States, and all over the world. In San …

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Light Our Way 2021 Campaign

We hosted our first Virtual Talent Showcase featuring boys and mentors in April 2021. Jaiden, one of our boys attending groups in North County, submitted an original song offering an intimate glimpse into a young man’s journey through depression and thoughts of suicide. “Spring After Cold Winter” received the People’s Choice Award from an audience of our boys and mentors and provided the theme for the “Light Our Way” campaign sponsored by Advocates for Change Today (ACT), Boys to Men Mentoring, Project AWARE, …

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