Boys to Men Tucson (BTMT) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational corporation, founded to support boys from 11-17 years of age on their journey toward a positive manhood. 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 2016, 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 20 trained volunteer mentors.
Since March 2009, our work has been to invite, encourage, background screen, train and support adult men to become volunteer mentors and encourage boys on their journey toward a positive manhood.
We currently provide weekly group mentoring to more than 100 boys in eight Tucson-area middle and high schools that directly serve disadvantaged and academically challenged youth. We intend to continue this legacy, and to enhance and expand the scope and breadth of our programs to additional schools and underserved areas in Greater Tucson.