9th Annual 100 Wave Challenge

John Brandelius

October 7, 2018 - January 15, 2019

My Fundraising Page

On Sunday, October 7th, I am raising money for a remarkable organization called Boys to Men Mentoring.

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Boys to Men Mentoring (BTM) is a group mentoring program working with fatherless and high-risk teenage boys in over 33 middle schools and high schools across San Diego 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 provides mentors for boys who often have no positive male role models – the men in their lives are in gangs, prison or have abandoned them in most cases. 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.

Your support is ensuring the sustainability of this amazing program. The program facilitates weekly group circles giving each boy a safe space to express their anger, frustration, and insecurities without judgment. They also hold Adventure Mountain Weekend retreats that challenge the boys to develop the tools they'll need to navigate manhood. BTM is bringing disconnected boys back into our community and encouraging them to be young men of integrity, honesty, and service.

What can you do to support me and the boys who need Boys to Men Mentoring in their lives? You can make a donation to my page and help me get the word out about this event and the good we are doing!

Every dollar helps, so please give what you can to help me reach my goal!

Thank you for your support!

John & Karen Brandelius





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My Supporters

  • Christopher Bonner October 2018 $105.00
  • Anonymous October 2018 $52.50
  • Atlas Tree October 2018 $100.00
  • Networks 2000 September 2018 $262.50
  • Anne Marie Huffman September 2018 $52.50
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  • Networks 2000 September 2018 $262.50
  • Christopher Bonner October 2018 $105.00
  • Atlas Tree October 2018 $100.00
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