On Sunday, October 7th, I will take the 100 Wave Challenge and do my best to catch 100 waves in ONE DAY to raise $1,000 for a remarkable organization called Boys to Men Mentoring.
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.
I have been a volunteer mentor with Boys to Men since 2014, and I am also on the organization's Board of Directors. What we are doing here aims to turn the tide. I’m convinced of that.
BTM is bringing disconnected boys back into our community and encouraging them to be young men of integrity, honesty, and service.
So, what am I doing? I will be catching 100 waves in ONE DAY to raise money for BTM, which is the surfing equivalent of running a marathon! Please consider making aa donation to my page and help me get the word out about this event.
Every dollar helps, so please give what you can to help me reach my goal!