OUR MENTEES

Our vision is to operate a program that provides a generation of boys and young males with information, influence, advice, and guidance through Group discussions, workshops, seminars, conferences, events, and activities.

Men2Boys' has many goals the first is to establish a group conversation that focuses on the responsibility of making positive and productive choices and decisions; everyday choices and decisions, long and short term choices and decisions.

 

Our goal is also to promote the Importance of Education. Academic achievement and student success, meeting short term and long term goals in education is a direct focus of Men2Boys.

Another goal of ours is to promote the idea of selecting and creating positive and productive friendships and eliminating our negative friendships. Advising and guiding young males on how to manage the relationships in their lives and to identify important relationships from casual relationships.

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DIONDRE BROWN //
Class of 2022

  

Meet Diondre Brown, an 18-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, FL. and soon to be a graduate of Dillard High School.

Daniel is completing his twelfth-grade year and will finish with more than the required amount of credits needed to graduate. He has performed well in his four years of high school despite living with many emotional challenges that face many young males in his situation. Diondre lives at home with a loving Grandmother caring for him in her advanced years. He has been in her care since being an infant. Diondre has faced many challenges in his life with strength and a lot of optimism. He continues to persevere in his life and through his challenges, M2bs has witnessed Diondre battle through these challenges and has supported him through them. Diondre is very strong-willed and is eager to get out in the world as an adult and become successful at what he chooses to pursue. He has decided to attend Broward College after Graduation and study Business Administration. He has decided to pursue becoming a business owner. Diondre has many youthful interests such as basketball, video-games, and Music. His relationship at home with his Grandmother is close and healthy. We at M2Bs look forward to June and watching Diondre cross the stage and get his Diploma. Then we'll watch him take on Broward College in the Fall.                                                                                                              

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DANIEL EDWARDS
Class of 2021

 

Meet Daniel Edwards an 18-year-old, living in Coral Springs and graduating from Piper H.S. in the Class of June of 2021!

This mentee came to Men2Boys as a 12-year-old back in the 7th Grade at Margate Middle School. M2Bs established a connection with Daniel then, however, he was transferred out of the school after the school year ended. Daniel transferred to a different school and his connection with M2Bs was broken, he began to experience behavioral difficulties again in school. These behavioral decision-making difficulties occurred outside of school too and this situation led Daniel back to the M2Bs_Group Mentoring Program outside of school. At this time Daniel had reached the 9th grade and in High School. He was very happy to re-connect with M2Bs, he participated in all Groups, activities, and events. Daniel stabilized his school behavior and improved academically too. At home, Daniel is the oldest of five siblings and is very helpful to his Mother also. He picks his younger siblings up from the school bus stop in the afternoons and he watches them while his mother is at work. In his recreational time, Daniel expressed an interest in many different things over the years. (i.e. Basketball, Rapper-Music, Business owner) However, Boxing has become his passion, he has been working out and competing now for about two years and has gotten better and better. Now that he has graduated from high school he has spent more time working out and competing in various competitions in and around the Broward-Palm Beach-Dade Counties.

 M2Bs look forward to great things in this mentee’s future. Thanks, M2Bs!

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ANTHONY GUSTAVE//
Class of 2020

 

Meet Anthony Gustave, a 19-year-old from Pompano Beach, FL. This mentee came to Men2Boys in February 2019. I should say Men2Boys found this mentee, he was not referred to our Program rather his younger brother was referred to our Program. When our staff went out to this mentee’s house it was to meet his mother and his brother. While we were there this mentee was there playing a video game. While we were explaining the Programs message of empowerment, education, and encouragement, to this mentee’s mother and brother little did we know this mentee was listening to the whole conversation? From there the mentee made his interest know and began coming to the Group sessions with his brother. Since they both attended the same school our Mentor with always see both brothers together. However, things started to go separate ways for the brothers. This mentee began to really take our message and apply it more to his school focus and attention. His work started to improve while his brother, unfortunately, went in the other direction. At the beginning of the 12th grade, this mentee decided he needed to switch schools to get back to a more traditional classroom-type school environment. Once he received validation that his decision was a good one he completely took off academically, he was accomplishing goals quickly throughout the year. Then to complete his year he had to finish the last quarter and his final testing under the Pandemic conditions. But the mentee would not be deterred he not only stayed focus he also obtained a part-time job working at the local Walmart in his Pompano neighborhood. Now he is 180 degrees from where he was just 18 months ago. He has completed his academic requirements this year and became a distinguished Graduate with a job at Walmart and his eyes on a career as a Video Game Developer and school in Fall 2020. Thanks Men2Boys   

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