Facilitators vs. Mentors
A FACILITATOR is a Boys to Men staff member who is primarily responsible for ensuring that every group meeting is a positive and safe environment for the boys and mentors. Facilitators are also mandated reporters and work directly with each school's administrative staff to make sure that we are positively supporting each boy's academic and behavioral journey as well. Facilitators are trained to keep group meetings on topic and provide feedback to mentors on ways to be most effective in group meetings. Facilitators also take attendance and consult with boy parents, grandparents, and guardians when necessary.
A MENTOR is a man from the San Diego community who expressed an interest in volunteering with Boys to Men and has gone through an extensive interview process which includes a background check, LIVESCAN, and ongoing mentor training. Mentors who attend our weekly groups often times skip their work lunch hour or take time off to participate. Mentors can be any man over the age of 18 but are typically 35 or older.