Last year in Prince George’s County, only 55% of African-American males graduated from high school. Change is needed, and Mentoring to Manhood is catalyzing it. A grassroots mentorship nonprofit, M2M offers personal and academic support to African-American middle and high school boys in the county. Almost 70% of M2M students come from single-parent homes; their average GPA is 1.8; and most report very low self-confidence. But through weekly group mentoring and tutoring (active participants are paired with an individual mentor), they develop communication and life skills, enjoy team sports and community service, and come together for a Leadership Retreat. In empowerment workshops, youth and their parents practice better communication. On field trips and annual college tours, community leaders inspire students with their stories of overcoming the odds through education and hard work. And it works: 100% of boys agree that M2M has "made me want to try harder in school.” As one parent said, “Words can't express how fortunate my boys and I are to have found M2M. We cannot do this without you.”

Headquarters: MD-Prince George's County

Where They Operate: MD-Prince George's County; Capital Heights; Upper Marlboro; Largo; Landover

Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American

Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Students

Schools They Work In: Walker Mill Middle School; Kettering Middle School

  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) your organization serves annually:   Over 100
  • Number of hours of volunteer work you record annually:   2,500
  • Other:  
    • 100% of boys reported that they agree or strongly agree that M2M has "made me want to try harder in school" and "helped me learn how to make better decisions".• Participation was increased by 40% over last year. Out of 47 students new last year, 35 sta
  • Hours of tutoring, mentoring, or class-time you provide annually:   500
  • High school graduation rate (or GED completion rate) of your students:   100%

Awards & Recognition

2010 Maryland Governor's Volunteer Service Award
2008 Excellence in Mentoring Award, by the Maryland Mentoring Partnership


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Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for Mentoring to Manhood is: Less than $500k

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