Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia, Inc.
1107 West 42nd Street
Richmond VA 23225
Mission Statement
Boys to Men’s 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.
 
Each center has, or is in the process of, incorporating under local laws as a separate 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity.  While not connected in an official capacity, the founding San Diego organization serves as a mentor and program model for the worldwide network of Boys to Men communities.
 
 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Steven Martin
Board Chair Dave Bolduc
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Contact Information
Address 1107 West 42nd Street
Richmond, VA 23225
Telephone 804 615-7823
Fax 804 XXX-XXXX
E-mail stevebtmva@yahoo.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2011
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $123,500.00
Projected Expenses $123,520.00
Additional Documents
Letter Of Recommendation -Knights of Columbus2015View
Letter Of Recommendation-Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School2015View
TCMS Letter of Recommendation2015View
Winchester Greens(Better Housing Coalition) Letter of Recommendation2015View
Statements
Mission
Boys to Men’s 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.
 
Each center has, or is in the process of, incorporating under local laws as a separate 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity.  While not connected in an official capacity, the founding San Diego organization serves as a mentor and program model for the worldwide network of Boys to Men communities.
 
 
Impact
We believe it is the responsibility of the men in the community to guide boys toward integrity, accountability, emotional literacy, truth and purpose. In doing so, these boys will gain the essential tools to get through adolescence, that epic transition into adult life. Boys To Men has developed a program that addresses the core issues facing adolescent boys today.
 
Our program:
  • Helps build self esteem
  • Provides a unique and safe place
    where boys can interact with committed, conscientious men
  • Encourages boys to be men of
    honor, to seek and speak the truth
  • Helps boys discover and develop
    their individual strengths, talents and gifts
  • Teaches boys how to resolve
    conflicts and ask for forgiveness
  • Supports boy's dreams to find a
    personal mission
  • Gives boys hope, confidence and
    courage
  • Challenges boys to live lives of
    responsible action and make a meaningful impact in the world
 
The boys in the program here in the Greater Richmond area are referred to the program by their school, their parents or from outside agencies seeking help for their boys.  Attendance at a mentoring circle is optional but the proximity of the circle to a boy’s school or neighborhood enhances the possibility that they will attend. Once they join a circle the atmosphere of a safe location for them to open up and share their feelings makes it more likely they will come back. The primary focus of a circle is to continue to build self-esteem, tell the truth and have fun.

Currently Boys To Men of VA has 5 site-based mentoring programs in the Richmond area serving 50 boys : Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School in Richmond, Winchester Green Community Center in Chesterfield , Tomahawk Creek Middle School in Chesterfield , St Michael's (Boys & Girl's Home) in Henrico & one just underway  @ Clements Junior High in Prince George.  Every week dedicated Boys to Men mentors give these boys a community of conscientious men who listen, encourage and believe in them.
 
One of the key goals of the program is to teach the boys accountability and to take responsibility for their actions. The act of admitting that they have done something that is against the established rules of the society is one item that is addressed. The next step is to figure out why the behavior occurred and how the behavior can be changed into a more socially accepted behavior. By the boys’ own admission there is a distrust of adults, with particular emphasis of those in the school system and the police. By allowing the boys to talk to adults in a safe environment they are gaining confidence to speak to adults and their peers in a constructive manner.

In addition to weekly mentoring circles, boys attend an intense 3-day training called the ROPAW, Rite of Passage Adventure Weekend. Here they continue their journey toward accountability, and self-esteem in an outdoor, boot camp environment. They relinquish cell phones and other personal possessions and engage in team-building and sharing activities with the committed support of trained mentors. They begin to formulate an idea of what kind of man they want to be.

Based on the premise that inside each boy is a “man of
honor,” we help these boys discover their own individual strengths, talents and gifts. Armed with this knowledge and a new sense of self-esteem, these boys will develop practical skills that can be expressed in their lives and shared within their communities.
 
Ethnic background
The ethnicity background for the boys from the 2011/14 school year was:
  • 53.0% -African American
  • 44.5% -Caucasian
  • 2.5%- Hispanic

 

 
Social Economics Status (SES)
The measure of the SES of the boy was based on the boy qualifying for
free lunch at school. In the 2012/13 school year, 75.86% of the boys
qualified for free lunch.
Household Type
The measurement of the type of household the boys come from is based on the caregiver that the boy lives with. In the 2012/13 school year:
  • 64.2% of
    the boys lived with their mothers
  • 28.6% of the boys lived with both
    of their parent
  • 7.1% of the boys live with their
    grandmothers


Needs
In order to continue to grow our organization to reach more boys we need:
  1. Funding to cover the salary of our Executive Director so that he can work with potential sites (schools,etc) to add programs at their sites as well as ensure our Mentor pool is adequate to support this growth
  2. Mentor Recruitment and retainment
  3. Marketing /PR
  4. Additional board members, especially with legal or marketing expertise.
  5. Event Planning/Fundraising support
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 and South Africa. At present, there are 32 local centers, with each center responsible for applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, in accordance with local and state laws. The San Diego center currently serves as the international parent organization.
 
Originally a community-based program, BTM is now focusing on building partnerships with schools and other community organizations to create site-based mentoring programs.  After working with boys from Richmond under the auspices of the BTM chapter in Washington, DC, for several years, Richmond native Steve Martin founded the Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia (BTMVA) in 2009. BTMVA was incorporated as an independent BTM chapter in 2010 and received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 2012.
 
 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Henrico County
Petersburg, City
We currently Serve The Greater Richmond area of Virginia
Board Chair
Board Chair Dave Bolduc
Company Affiliation Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Term Feb 2015 to Feb 2021
Email dbolduc@kcc.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
David Bolduc Supply Chain Sr Consultant for Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Bill Carroll owner of Healthcare Associates of Virginia, Inc. and Viking Builders, LLC
Ron DeMet Executive Director
Eric Fox PhDDirector of Sales and Business Development, for Fiserv Inc
Virginia Joyner Special Education Teacher at Tomahawk Creek Middle School (Chesterfield County Public Schools).
John Marklin Marklin Financial Services, LLC ; Store Owner-Bridgewater &Chincoteague Island
Debbie Marklin AT&T Mobility in Innsbrook as the administrative assistant to the Director of RAN engineering.
Steve Martin Program Director
Patrick Scherder Price Waterhouse
Josh Visconti Wells Fargo Financial Advisor
Barry Welsh Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 2
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Garry Cofield LCSWProgram Manager-Norfolk Department of Social services
Dr Frank Paolotto Doctorate in Education-Washington, DC
Dr Jon Thomas LPCProfessional Counselor-Private Practice; Behavioral Health & social service
Robert Young Director of Network engineering, AT&T
Executive Director
Executive Director Steven Martin
Experience
A native of Virginia, most of my professional work experience
has been in hospitality management (82’- 03’).  The last seven years I have been working for a Real Estate closing company in Richmond.
 
Personal Mission:

In 1998 I discovered the Man Kind Project, an organization based on modern day male initiations. Because of their extensive cross section of therapists, psychologists and life coaches, I was able to start to learn some of the most enriching, positive self-help techniques known to date. I have participated in over 25 workshops and/or training enhancement weekends which include grief work, clear communication and setting personal boundaries.
 
In 2009 and 2010, I attended two trainings which focused on the ability to help teenage boys to recognize EQ, or Emotion Intelligence, one was with the Boys to Men Mentoring International organization and one was with Dr. Frank Paolotto out of the Washington DC chapter of Boys to Men.

2010-present:  I am the current Executive Director of the Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia and a Mentor.

Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 30
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description
Boys to Men’s after school mentoring program is an exciting new mentoring model focused on middle school and high school boys identified by school administration to be at risk of academic failure.  Every week, groups of dedicated Boys to Men mentors show up at middle schools and high schools to give these at-risk boys a community of mentors who listen, encourage and accept them.
 
Discussion topics include drugs, bullying, divorce and gangs.  This approach is drawing high praise from school principals, administrators and teachers for its documented ability to improve participant’s grades, reduce discipline issues and keep boys from dropping out of high school.
 
Teenage boys make decisions every day that may affect them for the rest of their lives. Boys to Men give boys a community of mentors who listen, encourage and guide these young men and help them make better choices.  When we invest in our boys, and support them at this critical time, the payback will last a lifetime!  The mentors don’t help boys with their homework, lecture them when they are in trouble or tell them to stay in school.  Yet boys in the Boys to Men high school program in San Diego:
  • Improved their GPA by an average of 57%;
  • Reduced their discipline referrals by 216%;
  • Had a 0% dropout rate vs a 35.5% average for the rest of the population.
Instead of telling teenage boys what to do, Boys to Men mentors build a connection and trust by sharing the mistakes they made when they were teenagers and the lessons they learned from those mistakes. The mentors and boys talk about their accomplishments and struggles, sharing what they are proud of, and not proud of, and support each other. The boys quickly start to trust, tell the truth, admit when they screw up, take responsibilities for their actions, and encourage and support each other through these often difficult adolescent years.  This approach gives the boys permission to talk openly about the challenges in their lives.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $123,500.00
Projected Expenses $123,520.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$75,004$23,335$11,195
Administration Expense$11,411$8,155$4,153
Fundraising Expense$11,498$9,888$1,544
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.071.141.56
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%56%66%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%24%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$23,833$16,866$10,994
Current Assets$23,833$16,866$10,994
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$23,833$16,866$10,994
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments
The biggest challenge to Boys To Men Mentoring Network of VA is the growth of our program. We went from one site with 14 boys in 2011-2012 to five sites with 65 boys in 2015-2016.  We have plans to add two more sites and up to 25 more boys in 2016. We have a highly involved and skilled board and recently added new members. 
 
Our Executive Director went from a volunteer position to paid full-time position in October 2014 to support this growth. He will be focusing on relationships with the site administration, families and mentors. He will also focus on building partnerships with other organizations and fundraising.
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided by financial statements prepared internally by the organization.