Surf Your Heart Out!

Hi Friends,

I have come to be involved with an incredible organization called Boys to Men.If you know me then you likely know that adolescence was a very difficult time in my life. Drugs, alcohol, crime and violence were a prevalent part of my life from middle school through high school.This was despite the fact that I came from a loving home with fine role models.  

Boys to Men is an outreach program that is so important to so many boys and young men most of whom have no significant positive role models in their life.

Boys to Men is a group mentoring program working to connect hundreds of teenage boys to positive male role models they can depend on. BTM programs include weekly, in-school group mentoring, retreat weekends, beach trips, and other activities all geared to improve each boy's overall self-esteem, critical thinking skills, and self-accountability.

My amazing journey through life has taken me from a broken young man to someone that has something positive to show these boys and a credible story to tell them. This cause speaks to me so loudly and so clearly that I wanted to share it will all of you and ask for your help.  

I am taking the 100 Wave Challenge by attempting to catch 100 waves in ONE DAY and raise $1,000 for a remarkable organization called Boys to Men Mentoring.

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Please consider making a donation to my page and help me support these young men who are working to be the best they can be!

Thank you for your consideration and support.

John Ellis 


What is Boys to Men Mentoring?





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More About Boys to Men


When Boys to Men Mentoring began in 1996, the devastation of fatherlessness on our community fueled their desire to support fatherless teenage boys as they transitioned into adulthood. A boy without a dad in his life is disproportionately more likely to drop out of high school, end up in prison, and commit suicide. Since then, BTM has grown to provide weekly mentorship to teenage boys from all walks of life looking for positive men empower them to be the best they can be.

Today, BTM facilitates weekly group mentoring at over 36 middle and high schools across San Diego County for over 800 teenage boys. To learn more, please visit

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