Boys to Men Tucson (BTMT) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational corporation, dedicated to supporting boys from 11-17 years of age on their journey toward a positive manhood. Through a variety of programs, we provide boys with training, skilled mentoring, and role-modeling to help them increase their self-esteem, value academic performance, use positive anger management, and adopt values such as integrity, accountability, compassion, responsibility, and respect for others.
Since 2009, we have been recognized by the State of Arizona as a tax-credit-worthy organization that benefits children of the working poor. In early 2017, we received a substantial “seed money” grant from the Arizona-based, Del E. Webb Foundation that has allowed us the opportunity to become a professionally led, volunteer-based, group mentoring organization, with two full-time staff, and more than 20 trained volunteer mentors.
Our work has been to invite, encourage, background screen, and train adult men to become volunteer mentors who will encourage and support boys on their journey toward a positive manhood.
Our School Based Mentoring programs currently provide weekly group mentoring to more than 100 boys in eight Tucson-area middle and high schools each school year. Our group are a positive influence in the lives of all boys, but are especially helpful for disadvantaged and academically challenged youth.
We intend to continue this legacy, and to enhance and expand the scope and breadth of our programs in additional schools and under served areas in Greater Tucson as staffing and resources allow.