Boys To Men Tucson is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit educational corporation, founded in March 2009. Since then, our work has been to invite, encourage, background check, train, and support adult men to become volunteer group mentors.
Today, we continue to support boys from 11-17 years of age by providing weekly group mentoring in many TUSD middle and high schools, all of which 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 under-served areas in Greater Tucson.
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 and a cadre of trained volunteer mentors.
Public Schools that we currently serve:
- Tucson Magnet High
- Pueblo Magnet High
- Cholla Magnet High
- Catalina Magnet High
- Doolen Middle
- Roskruge Middle, and
- Utterback Middle.
Endorsements & Recognition:
We have been endorsed and are active participants in:
- Mayor of Tucson Jonathan Rothschild’s Mentoring Initiative,
- In October 2016, Mayor Rothschild proclaimed, “Boys to Men Mentoring Month”
- The Southern Arizona Mentoring Coalition, and
- The Boys to Men USA Network (among the top 3 groups in the country as measured by school mentoring program participation).
What School Administrators say: