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Boys to Men Program Seeks Mentors

July 8, 2015, 2:47 PM HST
* Updated July 8, 2:49 PM
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Boys to Men, a non-profit organization founded in San Diego, Calif., is making an impact on the Big Island and searching for volunteers to assist in its mission to reduce the number of teenage boys who are at risk of dropping out of school, abusing drugs, or going to prison.

The group uses a community-based mentoring approach that provides teenage boys that might be at risk with an emotional type of mentoring,  providing a safe and nurturing environment where emotional intelligence is valued.

Each of the adult mentors goes through a 10-hour intensive training that includes a revisit to the mentors’ own teenage years and challenges. The next training is scheduled for Aug. 8.

Programs are currently in operation in Kohala, Waimea, Honoka’a, Waiakea, Puna, and Kona.

To learn more or to sign up for the training, call (877) 814-0457 or e-mail [email protected]

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