Boys to Men Norcal Mentoring Network

Santa cruz

Boys to men is in santa cruz and watsonville

We've had a presence at Middle Schools in San Jose, Watsonville and Santa Cruz since 2016 and we've had a positive impact on about 120 boys in that time.

Our program is active in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and Live Oak School District.

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What the Boys Are Saying

"Boys to men means to me fun. Could say anything I can't say to anyone else and being safe without anyone judging you."

"I guess this is a place wherever you can come and share things you can't share with people and a shared place. That's what boys to men means to me."

"Boys to men helped spot a problem in my life and stop my suicidal thoughts and family matter."

"At first I had thought of killing myself because of my dad and his drugs. And in the past I tried to kill myself 2 times, but then I joined Boys to Men. They helped me overcome my fears and problems and helped me learn and express myself. Right now I'm happy and my family. "

"I'd come here every day it's awesome."

"Boys to Men to me is that there is a place I belong and feel comfortable sharing my feelings with people that I trust and I am comfortable with the other boys in the group."

"Boys to men gave me a place to talk about my problems and made me feel safe to talk and tell secrets."

"Boys to men has made me happier and more hopeful. I feel comfortable in the group."

"Boys to men was a great experience for me to talk about my dad and my life at home and sometimes we went on field trips."

"Boys to men makes me happy and is a place where I feel safe and can laugh. A place where you can be serious and laugh."

"It's cool because there's lots of fun things to do."