The mission of Boys To Men Youth Programs is to help equip minority youth and families with the tools necessary to successfully complete elementary school, transition into middle school and assist families in addressing delinquent behaviors that might lead the youth into the juvenile justice system.
Boys to Men is committed to continuing to create new and broader pathways and opportunities for boys to develop as young leaders. Mentoring, leadership exploration, and learning are activities that define the current and future activities Boys to Men, youth, and their families will continue to support. Therefore, triumphing life’s adversity with strong and enduring public support can improve the lives of disadvantaged youth for the better, forever.
After School Sessions
The weekly after-school sessions actively promote teamwork, leadership, and personal responsibility and offers 5th grade boys’ opportunities to engage in (1) individual and group wellness activities; (2) leadership development activities; (3) education enrichment activities; and 4) practical “Skills” experiences.
End of Year Events/ Rewards
Finally, Boys To Men provides a celebratory end of the year event for all its participants who make it to the end of the year. At the conclusion of the event each youth receives a Leadership trophy commemorating their successful completion of the program. They also receive their Boys To Men Youth Programs t-shirt, dinner and tickets to go to Sky-Zone or Go-Cart riding as a way to continue to expose them to other ways to have fun. This year we will celebrate nearly 40 students in all. We will also recognize our nearly 10 volunteers who have helped us make it through the year.
Funding is very important and needed for our organization to continue providing programming in the Des Moines community. We could definitely use donations of any amount to continue our programming of football camps, camping, tours to historical sites, local sporting events, snacks, meals and drinks, t-shirts, games, supplies and a host of other necessities as we continue to be proactive in our efforts to save our youth.