Thursday, February 16, 2017

Boys to Men Provides Support to Local Boys

Bill Malloy serves as a founding general partner of Sway Ventures, in which he oversees the company’s investments and directs its efforts in the technology industry. An active member of his community, Bill Malloy is a trustee of the Malloy Foundation and cofounder of the PEERS Network.

Established in 2009, the PEERS Network brings executives and entrepreneurs together to give back to the community. As part of its mission, the organization funds numerous charities in the California area, including Boys to Men.

Boys to Men focuses on helping boys in middle and high school who are at risk of academic failure. More than 70 percent of the boys in the program do not have a father figure in their lives, or they lack a mentor or other role model. 

Boys to Men provides mentors and role models who listen and encourage the boys in their group. Mentors meet with program participants weekly. After-school and evening meetings are voluntary, but in-school meetings are required by school administration and focus on serving boys with behavior or academic problems.

Boys to Men hopes to provide participants with support while teaching them about compassion, integrity, and accountability. All meetings follow a 32-week curriculum that helps boys cope with problems they face at home and in school.