“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Frederick Douglass
Boys 2 Men offers boys a safe place where they can talk about what is really going on in their lives and a community of mentors and peers who listen, believe in them and help them make better choices. We recognize, that good men are not born...they are built, shaped and molded during their childhood and adolescent years by the adults in their lives. What if no man is there to teach him, to be his role model, his guide? The most important factor of whether a boy will thrive or struggle during his teenage years is determined by the quality of the male role models in his life. The most at risk boys have the most dysfunctional male role models. Whether a boy’s father died, abandoned him or is emotionally unavailable, a teenage boy without a man to guide him will lose his way. Countless statistics document the fact that fatherless boys are far more likely to drop out of school, abuse drugs, join gangs or go to prison than boys with father. Boys 2 Men provides these boys with men who show up and care. Not just one man, but a community of male role models who offer the hope, support and guidance boys need to stay on the path to their dreams.
For more information, contact Daniel Ings, Program Director, at 407-692-6327.