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Homeless Outreach Luncheon

posted Feb 23, 2018, 8:51 PM by Ryan Welch   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 2:01 AM ]

The members of Boys to Men, Graduates, High School Students, and Parents all gathered at 7th and Wall to pass out lunches and water to the homeless February 17, 2018. The small event lasted only till 12:30 pm, but the outreach was received with warm hearts and thankful smiles. the young men were able to provide a service while learning the value of giving when seeing someone is in need. The Outreach was a major success and thank you to all those that provided resources and their time. 

14th Annual Boys To Men Banquet

posted Jan 28, 2018, 10:56 PM by Ryan Welch   [ updated Apr 19, 2018, 12:02 PM ]

Over the past 14 years, the TYME Foundation has weathered through the many changes in the community it serves and has still delivered on its promise to our young African and Latino men.  Amidst all of the challenges and uncertainty, the TYME foundation has found ways to continue to offer enrichment opportunities for our youth.  A strong core of volunteering members has tirelessly given their "TYME" to ensure that the Boys to Men and Sisters of Boys to Men after-school programs continue to orient our students around the four pillars of our organization.


The TYME Foundation and the students we serve continue to 
persevere to continue the legacy and tradition of Teaching Young Men &  Women EXCELLENCE 

Banquet Details To Come Soon!!! 

Thanksgiving with Boys To Men

posted Dec 31, 2017, 4:20 PM by Ryan Welch

Boys To Men Program had a successful feed the homeless service Thanksgiving morning. Over 40 people came out to help support the TYME Foundations efforts to make sure no one this holiday season goes without a warm meal. Thank you, all that came out and have a wonderful rest of the year.  Happy Holidays!

Check out the slideshow below of graduates, members, parents, and students coming together and being the change you want to see in the community. 

Feeding the homeless Downtown LA

After School Program Referral

posted Oct 21, 2017, 3:54 PM by Ryan Welch   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 12:54 PM ]

The Boys to Men After School Referral form allows for any parent, administrator, school counselor or teacher to recommend a student. Please complete the referral form and submit it.

The Program Directors will review the form for consideration of a student and contact parents to arrange a meeting.  A completed program application must be submitted before any student can participate in the Boys To Men After School Enrichment program.

Boys to Men Referral Form

Referral Form

Students Read Night John

posted Oct 18, 2017, 10:16 PM by Ryan Welch   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 10:18 PM ]

The first Dress for Success Thursday of the school year and the boys were prepared. Mr. Thomas Bell came with his three piece not only dressed for success, but to impress as well modeling the “perfect student”. Personal development is very important young men!

Those young men that needed some assistance with getting their tie together before Mr. Randy blessed the class with some of his bars of knowledge.

Thursdays groups discussion was about how as young men we sometimes say things that may offend the opposite sex and how as young men we should be more mindful of how we talk about these sensitive subjects.

This year the members of Boys to Men Enrichment Program are in for a treat. We have started this year off right with a reading selection from the young adult novels called Night John, a book written in 1993 by Gary Paulsen about an escaped slave who re-submitted to slavery to teach other slaves how to read and one day be free. The story is told from the perspective of a female slave who is aware and able to understand her new surroundings and the adverse forces that surround her life in this hostile new world.

The book is a testament for young african american and latino men of all ages. Being surrounded by new environments and trying to focus on learning is hard to do sometimes. That is why this reading is important so that young men can know the story of Miss Sarny and her misadventures with the teaching slave Night John.

For more information about the book please visit
Night John Book

Walking Alone, Running Together: 10th Annual Banquet Fundraiser

posted May 18, 2015, 2:28 PM by Mark Gomez


10th Annual Fundraising Banquet

"Walking Alone... Running Together."

Over the past year, young men of color have had too many reminders that communicate the all too real struggles that we go through.  Having to legitimize our very existence and humanity.  Our young men of color need support in just the natural process of growing up, from boyhood to manhood.  This work cannont be done alone.  It truly takes a community.  This is the theme of this year's banquet.  When it feels like we are walking alone, by ourselves... there is a simultaneous movement building, where together we find collective power to feed our spirit and fight on.  We are running towards a different and better future for our youth.  Come run with us.

9th Annual End of Year Banquet and Fundraiser

posted May 15, 2014, 2:33 PM by Mark Gomez

Over the past few years our community has had to deal with so many changes when it has come to the fundamental work of raising and educating our children towards better futures.  Amidst all of these challenges and uncertainty, the TYME foundation has found ways to continue to offer enrichment opportunities for our youth.  A strong core of volunteering members have tirelessly given their "TYME" to ensure that the Boys to Men and Sisters of Boys to Men after school programs conitnue to orient our students around the four pillars of our organization.


The TYME Foundation and the students we serve contimnue to 
persevere to conitnue the legacy and tradition of Teaching Young Men &  Women EXCELLENCE 

Event Details: 

The early evening will be a celebration of this theme thru Music, Poetry, and Performance.  Please join us for this year's Annual Fundraising Banquet

Feeding the Homeless on Thanksgiving

posted Dec 4, 2013, 10:02 PM by Mark Gomez

For over a decade the Boys to Men program has been feeding the homeless of Los Angeles on Skid Row every Thanksgiving Holiday. The tradition brings our young people pride in community and teaches them service and empathy in the name of all humanity. 

This year the students fed about 200 homeless residents. Vounteers consisted of graduates of the Boys to Men program, current students, and parents, totaling 30 in all. Boys to Men members represented institutions from ICEF Lou Dantzler, John Muir Middle School, Augustus Hawkins High School, Santa Monica City College, and UCLA. 

Our young men and women continue to develop character that follows them throughout their lives, no matter the paths they choose to follow.

End of the Year Banquet is just around the corner

posted May 19, 2012, 3:45 PM by Mark Gomez   [ updated Jun 1, 2012, 5:25 PM by Joe Fazio ]

Our 7th annual fundraising banquet is coming up! We would love to have you all attend.  The details are below. Please consider making a donation to help this year's students raise money to aid the program.  

WHEN: June 9th, 2012 (6:00PM - 10:00PM)
WHERE: 1001 Riverside Drive  Burbank, CA 91506
WHAT: 7th Annual Fundraising Banquet
WHY: Reflection and Celebration with T.Y.M.E. Family and Because we appreciate and need your support

To buy tickets or donate, please click here.

Reading Malcom to Read Our World

posted Mar 25, 2012, 10:23 AM by Mark Gomez

Ideas in Malcom X biography evoke live discussion
Class reading Malcom X
As in years passed... our students are learning to read their world around them utilizing a seminal text, Malcom X's autobiography.  The students read through the life of one of the world's most prolific revolutionaries.  They are able to draw upon their own life experiences and relate them to those of Malcom's, uncovering and exploring relevant issues of race, class, oppression, and transformational resistance.  This book continues to be an inspiring text for our students in the program.  

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