Year 10! I am taking the 100 Wave Challenge again by catching 100 waves in ONE DAY (I did this in 2.5 hours) and raise $5,000 for a remarkable organization called Boys to Men Mentoring. I grew up without a dad. I had many fathers, mentors, surfers, and friends help me through life. I wish this program was around when I was dealing with the pressures of life. Cajon Valley Union School District where Karen teaches has implemented this amazing program in the middle schools making a difference in boys lives!
Boys to Men Mentoring (BTM) 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.
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!
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 www.boystomen.org.