Boys To Men - Man to Men - Woman to Women - Girls to Women

GenDerations the Organization

GenDerations Mentoring International is a registered non-profit organization in Switzerland, India and the USA. The programs employed by GenDerations are designed to guide young boys and girls in their transition from adolescence to adulthood. GenDerations uses well-trained volunteer mentors to guide young people in acquiring a secure sense of identity, a mature orientation toward their lives, and the ability to recognize and articulate their feelings in resolving their own personal and interpersonal conflicts.

GenDerations is an umbrella organization for four separate programs: Boys to Men, Man to Men (Mentoring), Girls to Women, and Woman to Women (Mentoring). Many prominent politicians, scientists and public figures in Western Europe support the goals and programs of GenDerations. Regional BTM/ GenDerations centers have been established in Hamburg, Ulm, Frankfurt (Germany), Zurich and Ticino (Switzerland), Santa Fe (New Mexico), Santa Barbara (California), Johannesburg (South Africa) as well as Dehli (India) . GenDerations is politically independent, non-sectarian, culturally inclusive and financially transparent.

Selection and Responsibilities of Mentors

The men and women who are GenDerations mentors have completed the mentor training program, participate in monthly supervision meetings (MentoRINGS), can provide a clean background check, and who are generally have the time and interest for volunteering.

Through the school program GenDerations mentors present “real life in the classroom,” often with girls and boys separated by gender. Mentors live or work within the school surroundings and nearby communities. They are trained by GenDerations within the framework of social responsibility programs through their employers. The employer exempts them from work for several hours per week. The volunteer concept has proven itself for 15 years in various European countries. All mentors are individually interviewed, selected for talents and abilities, and after an extensive competency assessment, they repeatedly go through self-evaluations and evaluations by others. All mentors meet frequently for continuing training and for exchanges of mentoring experiences once or twice a month.

The Vision

GenDerations Mentoring is established as an integral part of youth support work, and mentoring is accepted as a societal practice.

Global Advisory Board

Mario/UK-England

Dr Mario Peters is the Founder/Director of Oxford Intl. Colleges with campuses in the UK and China developing quality pathways for international students into the UK higher education sector. Mario’s main passions outside of education are Youth Leadership and Tennis. He volunteers as a governor to a Steiner-Waldorf school. Mario resides in Stroud, is married with three sons, two of who are graduates of BoysToMen.

Jabu/South Africa

For the more than 20 years Jabulani Mashinini’s passion and work has been with individuals, communities and organizations on enhancement of leadership skills and systems related work. He facilitated and coached leadership programmes for corporations, government departments, prisons, NGOs and community-based organizations in South Africa. He was also instrumental in establishing a diversity training organization in the Netherlands –DiversityJoy, and for more than 5 years trained and mentored their lead facilitators.

Surpal/India

Surpal Singh is the CEO of Maxxfun Holidays, one of the leading tour providers in India. At Maxxfun Holidays, he leads a team of over 200 dedicated professionals and experienced travel agents. He’s a father to two young children and resides with his wife Mamatha in Delhi.

Katrina/Canada

Katrina Bos is the director of East Street Station, a former railway station now community center in Godreich/Ontario. She has a passion for anything that is fun and uplifts the human spirit. She loves to work with businesses and groups of all kinds on topics ranging from Interactive Personality Styles to Living Intuitively. She has written a book called “What If You Could Skip the Cancer?” that tells of her life-changing experience with cancer. Katrina has two powerful teenage kids — Taylor (16) and Aaron (18).

Ivonne/Mexico

Ivonne Delaflor Alexander is the president and cofounder of the Higher School for Conscious Evolution and the creator of the Transcendental Rebirthing System. She has written a number of books in the parenting and personal growth genres. She currently lives in Cancun with her husband and their three children.

Joe Sigurdson & Craig McClain/USA

Joe & Craig are co-founders of BoysToMen Mentoring in San Diego, California. They impacted thousands of boys and their mentors over the past 17 years of service to the organization.