Clubs & Organizations

Boys to Men

Santa Fe, NM

Boys to Men is a community group mentoring program, in which a group of teenage boys interacts regularly with a group of adult mentors – a model that is age-appropriate for teenage boys and has proven to increase emotional intelligence and school success. The ROPA begins the program for the teenage participants.

Orientation sessions for the ROPA are scheduled for Wednesday, September 8th and Tuesday, September 14th, both from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Solace Crisis Treatment Center, 6601 Valentine Way, Santa Fe. Boys and their parents who are interested in participating can call Neil Egan, Enrollment Coordinator at 920-5485 to RSVP.

The Boys to Men program was developed 11 years ago to create a mentoring community to help raise teenage boys, and has been in existence in Santa Fe since January, 2009. There are currently 30 trained mentors in the program, and 32 Journeymen (boys who have been through the weekend). The program consists of a challenging Rites of Passage Adventure Weekend at a local camp. Adult mentors and Journeymen walk the participants through a series of experiences to help them determine the kind of men they want to be in life. Following the weekend, the mentoring groups meet every 2 weeks to give teenage boys a place where hey can tell the truth and get support as they deal with the challenges of growing towards adulthood.