Boys to Men meets during rotation B in room 811. The program provides boys across the country with an opportunity to address and rebuild their relationships so they can embark on the journey to manhood free of addiction and violence.
By encouraging connection, responsibility, and awareness, Boys to Men mentors help the youth in our program to build stronger, more supportive relationships through shared experience and community-building activities. The organization aims to increase self-confidence by providing leadership opportunities where the boys learn the value of facing internal and external challenges on the path to manhood. Through these activities boys learn to celebrate their successes and overcome their difficulties. They learn both from the mentors and from one another in a safe and open environment.
The program provides a safe environment for boys to share their individual hopes and fears. Through the group meetings boys learn from the mentors, one another, and themselves. They are given the tools to construct an identity based on respect, compassion, and accountability so they can embark on the path to manhood unencumbered.
We know this program makes a difference. Independent research shows that boys in this program are less likely to drop out of school or succumb to addiction or violence. They show increased self-confidence and goal-oriented motivation. They are more likely to become active contributing members of their community and to prioritize family relationships.
This organization wants to see boys grow into men who are good for the community, good for their family, and good for themselves.
The Club sponsors are Jerome Danner and Hamilcar Kelly.