Boys To Men Mentoring Virginia
Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia's (BTMVA) 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.
Our programs receive full support from staff, administrators and parents from these various settings.
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, New Zealand and South Africa. At present, there are 23 local centers throughout the world. Originally a community-based program, BTM is now focusing on building partnerships with schools and other community organizations to create site-based mentoring programs.
In 2009, Richmond native Steve Martin founded the local Richmond chapter (BTMVA) after working for several years with young men from Richmond through the auspices of the Washington D.C. chapter. BTMVA was incorporated as an independent BTM chapter in 2010 and received 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status in 2012.