Boy’s Testimonials

My dad’s not around and before I joined boys to men I was a very angry and unhappy person. I didn’t like anybody or anything. Boys to Men helped me let out all my anger I had. To me this organization is a place where people can understand what I am going through.


When my father went to jail, I stopped caring about everything. I stopped caring because I lost the man that taught me everything I know. Boys to Men gives me a place where I can let out my emotions and I can be myself.


Before Boys to Men, I was always angry and I took it out on other kids by fighting them. To me, this is a place where I can talk and not feel judged. I have people to support me and guide me through my problems. Boys to Men truly is a family to me.


Before Boys to Men, I was always getting into fights and making all the wrong decisions. I was headed towards juvenile hall or worse, death. Boys to Men means a lot to me. It is a group of men I can trust.


Boys to Men has given a me a group of men I can trust. I know that when I attend a group meeting that we all go through the same problems and that I am not alone. To me Boys to Men is a family that understands and cares.


I used to make fun of everybody and bully them verbally. Boys to men help me learn that I couldn’t change others but I could change myself. I now have a new perspective on life and a new way of thinking.


Before Boys to Men, I didn’t care about anything. Boys to Men gave me a place where I can talk and gave me a place to get help on how to be a better man. This organization means a lot to me.


Boy Scouts tells me how to act and who I should be.

Boys to Men allows me to discover who I really am.


Parent Testimonials

Boys to men is not just a group, but a foundation built on trust, friendship, and family. The best group of people my son could be with. What a profound difference they have and are making in our youth’s lives. Thank you so much!

Danielle, BTM Mom

When my son started Boys to Men he struggled in school because he didn’t believe in himself. Now he is an Honor Student!

The transformation has been more then amazing! Boys to Men has helped my son grow from a shy boy unable to speak up for himself, into a confident young man who is a leader among his peers.

Leticia, BTM Mom

I am not sure what you did, but my son came back a different person.  His anger was gone and I could see peace in his eyes.

I cried tears of joy and hope as he told me about the weekend. I forgot what joy and hope felt like. The only tears I have cried in the past five years were despair.

THANK YOU for giving me my son back.

Lori, BTM Mom

I love all the men involved in Boys to Men.  I honor your commitment, and I am deeply touched at how much you have been there for Michael and Julian.  I hold constant prayers and energy for the wisdom and guidance you bring to my boys.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  A really big, big bear hug and you can count on me to support you in any way that I can.

Juanita, BTM Mom

When my husband died I was so afraid for my son. Who would teach him how to be a man? Would he ever get over the anger and sadness he carried? You answered that question.

Years of therapy could not have accomplished what has already been done with BTM.   You have modeled and he has followed.  I have huge gratitude for the opportunity he has had to work through this in a safe place with men that love him.  Thank you for the gift you give to these boys.

Love, Love, Love

Debra, BTM Mom

School Testimonials

In my 24 years as a school counselor, I have never witnessed a program as powerful and effective as Boys to Men. I have seen this program make remarkable changes in our toughest boys.

Bruce Crenshaw, Counselor, Spring Valley Middle School

In my lifetime in education, Boys to Men is the best program for boys I have ever seen. I have witnessed dozens of so called “tough” kids headed for trouble, get out of a gang, stop substance abuse, stay in school and turn their lives around after attending the groups.

Jim Justeson, Ph.D. Retired School Superintendent

I can’t say enough positive things about Boys to Men! Our students have a history of behavioral challenges and family trauma.  If Boys to Men can engage our students, I am confident that they can reach any student.

Jenine Henry, Principal, REACH Academy

I find words inadequate to describe the profound impact Boys to Men has had on the lives of our students. This program has been responsible for the transformation of some of our toughest at-risk youth.

Dana Wright, Principal, Spring Valley Middle School

I have seen young men with serious discipline issues join Boys to Men and gradually transform into honorable, honest, mature leaders on this campus. 

David Geck, Dean of Students, Spring Valley Middle School

Boys to Men has been an incredible resource for our male students! Their commitment to mentor, motivate and inspire even the most at risk boys has been invaluable. Our boys know there is a safe place for them to be real and feel understood. We are so grateful for the work that Boys to Men is doing here at La Mesa Middle School. They are truly changing lives.

Bonnie Hayman, Counselor, La Mesa Middle School

The Boys to Men program provides a much, much needed service to our young men who are desperately trying to navigate through a very challenging world. The absence of true role models for our youth today is being addressed through this transformative program.

Beth Thomas, Principal, La Mesa Middle School

The impact that the Boys to Men program on La Mesa Middle School students has been incredibly powerful! Their commitment to provide a safe environment for young men to grow and learn from the collective experience of other young men and mentors has helped change the lives. We are truly thankful for their work here with the young men on campus.

Rob Myrick, Dean of Students, La Mesa Middle School