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MISSION STATEMENT

 

Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia's (BTMVA) mission is to support boys during their critical teenage years as they transition from a boy into a man. We do this by providing communities of caring mentors and role models who listen, accept, encourage and support teenage boys on their journey to become good men.

THE PROGRAM

 

BTMVA works with middle schools, high schools, churches, and other community organizations that serve youth to build a community of mentorship for young men. The goal is to give young men a variety of positive male role models who show up consistently and tell the truth about their struggles as men. We focus on young men aged 12-17 with an emphasis on middle school boys, as this is traditionally a time when boys are still impressionable and open to new ideas. Mentors help young men figure out what kind of an adult man he wants to be, praise him for his gifts, support him when he makes mistakes, and encourage him to make good choices on his path to manhood. The desire is for this to be learned from a positive role model verses someone on the street corner (e.g. gang member or peer). Young men in the program typically come from a single parent-figure household (e.g. mother, grandmother or aunt). They are referred to the program by parents, mental health professionals, teachers and counselors, the court system, social workers, peers and word of mouth.


WHO WE SERVE

 

There are currently 20 active circles in the greater Richmond area serving approximately 195 boys per week.

 

Our active circles are available at 16 current locations in the Richmond Metropolitan area:

 

•        Tomahawk Creek Middle School (Midlothian)

•        Falling Creek Middle School (Chesterfield County)

•        Salem Church Middle School (Chesterfield County)

•        Midlothian High School (Chesterfield County)

•        Midlothian Middle School (Chesterfield County)

•        Manchester Middle School (Chesterfield County)

•        Matoaca Middle School – East (Chesterfield County)

•        Matoaca Middle School – West (Chesterfield County)

•        Bailey Bridge Middle School (Chesterfield County)

•        Elizabeth Davis Middle School (Chesterfield County)

•        Providence Middle School (Chesterfield County)

•        Carver Middle School (Chesterfield County)

•        Carver College & Career Academy High School (Chesterfield County)

•        Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School (Richmond, VA)

•        N.B. Clements Junior High School (Prince George County)

•        St. Michael Catholic Church (Henrico County)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our programs receive full support from staff, administrators and parents from these various settings.

 

BACKGROUND

 

Boys to Men Mentoring Network (BTM) was founded in 1996 in San Diego, California. The program has now spread across the United States and has international centers in Canada, Europe, New Zealand and South Africa. At present, there are 23 local centers throughout the world. Originally a community-based program, BTM is now focusing on building partnerships with schools and other community organizations to create site-based mentoring programs.

 

In 2009, Richmond native Steve Martin founded the local Richmond chapter (BTMVA) after working for several years with young men from Richmond through the auspices of the Washington D.C. chapter. BTMVA was incorporated as an independent BTM chapter in 2010 and received 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status in 2012.

Contact Info:

Boys To Men Mentoring Network of Virginia is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation | Tax ID #27-2354386

1107 West 42nd Street,

Richmond, VA 23225.

(804) 615-7823

For more information on how to become a mentor, donate to the program, or other ways to contribute, please contact:

Steve Martin, Program Director: stevebtmva@yahoo.com

Click Here to learn more about Girls To Women Program, coming soon to Richmond

Contact Info:

Boys To Men Mentoring Network of Virginia is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation | Tax ID #27-2354386

1107 West 42nd Street,

Richmond, VA 23225.

(804) 615-7823

For more information on how to become a mentor, donate to the program, or other ways to contribute, please contact:

Steve Martin, Program Director: stevebtmva@yahoo.com

Click Here to learn more about Girls To Women Program, coming soon to Richmond