BTM-MN Executive Director
Steve Anderson, President of the Board of Directors, joined Boys to Men Minnesota ten years ago when he got tired of watching so much bad TV after work and wanted to do something in his free time that made him feel useful.
As intimidating as the idea of mentoring was at first, his favorite President, Teddy Roosevelt, said it best, “The credit belongs to the man [or woman] who is actually in the arena.” One on one mentoring led to participating in the Boys to Men adventure weekends, which led to coordinating weekends, which lead to leading weekends in Minnesota, Iowa, and Bermuda. Work with Boys to Men has influenced how he shows up with his family, friends, and in his day job, teaching English, Reading, and Student Success courses at Century College.
Randall R. Rogers, Board of Directors and resident Wild Man, got involved with Boys To Men Minnesota ten years ago in the wake of a divorce and the work of raising a son in the resulting turmoil. While studying and facilitating Men’s Work himself, Randall was startled to tears when a mentor listening to his story simply said, “I see you”. These three simple words of affirmation, it turns out, have the power to build bridges, not just from mentor to boy, or father to son; but from a man to the alienated, unseen parts within himself. Bringing his son into Boys To Men and staffing many weekends as well as working with boys in schools, churches, correctional facilities and retreat settings Randall can often be heard inquiring “Who sees you?”
Preparing to “be seen” on a larger stage, Randall is currently working on a solo art exhibit and a book dedicated to the archetype of the Wild Man.
Boys to Men Mentoring is a nonprofit organization committed to creating communities of dedicated men
who are able to guide and support at-risk, often fatherless, boys on their journey to manhood.
We have a proven approach to producing real change within young men.