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.
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.
My dad died when I was 15 yrs old, and I had no positive role model or mentor. That led me to begin a life of drugs and crime. I've since changed my life and support Boys to Men Mentoring for what they are doing for these young men. I've been here from the beginning participating in the 100 Wave Challenge since it begin nine years ago. Raising these two girls is my passion, but I support these boys wholeheartedly.
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!
My daughters Nicole and Ruthy!
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!
Every dollar helps, so please give what you can to help me reach my goal!
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.