I am taking the 100 Wave Challenge for Boys to Men in order to support their efforts to bring positive male mentorship to hundreds of young men in San Diego County.
Boys to Men Mentoring is a nonprofit organization faciliating consistent group mentoring for hundreds of fatherless, at-risk, and disconnected teenage boys in San Diego County. Before the pandemic, Boys to Men was serving over 800 boys with the support of 35 school and community partners across the county.
In San Diego County alone, there are 49,937 boys growing up in homes without fathers, and a boy without a dad in his life is 20 times more likely to end up in prison. Fatherless children are more than twice as likely to commit suicide, and 71% of high school dropouts come from a fatherless background. BTM creates communities of mentors for boys who often have no positive male role models. Your support allows them to break the devastating cycle of fatherlessness for hundreds of teenage boys who are working to change their lives for the better.
Due to COVID-19, Boys to Men has been working tirelessly to keep the boys connected to their mentors. In April, Boys to Men created a weekly virtual mentoring program and are also working with all of their school partners to reestablish as many in-school groups by Fall 2020 as possible.
There is nothing more powerful than giving a person a community of support and the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. I hope to do that this year by attempting to catch 100 waves in one day to raise money and awareness for Boys to Men.
If you can support my efforts, please donate now!
Shaun Tomson discuss the 100 Wave Challenge in 2017
In support of and with appreciation of Shaun's efforts!
Thank you dad for always keeping me in the Ocean
Donating to honor the work being done by Shaun Tomson to provide inspiration across the globe, even in times of virtual not physical, and to recognize the meaningful work being done by Boys to Men.