We strengthen our communities by nurturing intentional spaces for boys, men, and masculine-identified folks to practice honest and mindful relationships. Our vision is for every boy to have access to safe & loving men.
Every boy has access to safe & loving men.
Our work started 10 years ago as a grassroots response to a problem: too many women left to do 100% of the work to raise the next generation. A group of single-mothers whose sons were becoming teenagers reached out to the men in their neighborhood to step up to support their boys. And the men showed up.
Boys to Men Tucson humbly approaches the work of mentoring boys and masculine-identified youth. We are dedicated to hope for a future that:
- society views masculinity in a radically different way and men are able to express all parts of themselves;
- boys and masculine-identified youth all have safe, trusted, and healthy role models outside of the home;
- patriarchy, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and all systemic forms of power are eradicated, and therefore the violence toward marginalized populations is eradicated.
We believe that our work training men and mentoring boys in the southern Arizona communities contribute to this future. We are committed to being accountable to our community impact and learning innovative ways to decolonize the work.
Our programming is for anyone who identifies as masculine: whether they are boys, men, male, trans, non-binary, or any other masculine gender identity.