100 Waves for Good. Yew!
Hey There! On September 21st, I am taking the 100 Wave Challenge by attempting to catch 100 waves in ONE DAY and raise $2,000 for a remarkable organization called Boys to Men Mentoring. I am so stoked to use my love for surfing to raise money for this amazing cause! I would love it if you would consider donating to my page to support Boys to Men and join me in praying for a successful event and for these young boys. Here is a bit more information on Boys to Men:
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!
Thank you for your prayers and support.
P.S, here is some more information on the problem Boys to Men is working to solve:
- 85% of youths in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.
- 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.
- A boy leaving high school to enter into a life of crime or drug abuse can cost his community $1.7-$2.3 million in his lifetime.
Here's some facts on the impact of a good mentor in fatherless boys life.
After just one year of weekly meetings, Boys to Men boys get an average of 27% better grades and 85% fewer disciplinary issues.
Hear it the kids who have benefited from this program: https://boystomen.org/testimonials/
What is Boys to Men Mentoring?
More About Boys to Men
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.