Jaime Barrueta is 24 years old, he graduated from John Muir Middle School in 2008. He currently is a Real Estate Agent for First Broker Realty. The Boys to Men Program had a significant outcome on his life and has even had an impact on the businessman he is today. As a young man, Jaime was taught what it meant to be committed to family and to have faith in his abilities, these principals were further sharpened through the mentoring provided in the program.
Most notable though are the lessons he learned from Mr. Sean Rector and his brothers in the program. Becoming knowledgeable of cultures both African American and Latino. He applied the lessons in manhood to his daily life and has been mentoring young men like himself in the program, teaching the young men in the program what it means to be disciplined in academics and public speaking.
For Jaime The TYME Foundation and Boys to Men Program is more than just a school activity/elective, it’s a life changing opportunity for all of the community's Brown and Black young men to learn what excellence is. He is forever grateful to the foundation for extending the directorship opportunity to him.
Josue Damas is a product of a single parent household living in South Central LA. He graduated from John Muir MS and Boys to Men in 2005. In the program, he learned the value of education and discipline. He proceeded to graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Sociology and Black Studies.
Josue is dedicated on giving back to the community and helping develop the Boys to Men member. He is focused on teaching the members Spanish and motivating them to pursue their dreams. During his free time, Josue enjoys playing basketball, watching History documentaries, and traveling to new locations.
Ryan Welch was born in South Central LA to a loving mother in 1993, like many other young African American young men his father was out of the picture. Ryan attended John Muir Middle School in 2007, where he learned the value of reading. His mother an avid reader instilled in him the key to reading by reading stories and singing to him. Ryan enjoys reading, writing, and laughing. He loves his community and its diverse landscape. Ryan attended University of Phoenix obtaining an Associate's Degree in Business in 2015.
Ryan graduated from DeVry University earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Technical Management and Small Business Entrepreneurship applying new and sharpened skills to his role with the TYME Foundation and in his business enterprises. He is also working on the completion of his Executive Leadership Certification in Leadership and Success program following his Induction into the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Building a successful service organization, Negus Solutions, Inc. preparing taxes and bookkeeping. Ryan is proud of where the program has come and looks forward to being apart of where it is going. The lessons taught by the Faculty and Staff at John Muir Middle School has helped in developing him into an outstanding Leader. The T.Y.M.E. Foundation's Boys to Men Enrichment Program is an integral part of the man he is today.
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Reginald Green is 19 years old, he was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. Culminating middle school and the Boys To Men Enrichment program in 2013, then graduating with his Diploma from Alexander Hamilton High School in 2017, Reginald or “Reggie” as he is known by family and friends is now in his Second year of college.
Taking up the study of acting and Child Development. In his second year as a Program Director. Reginald believes that the only way to grow in this world is by opening yourself up and growing together as a family. Reginald has started his own YouTube Channel with a large family audience, where he produces content that inspires the youth of today.
Reginald teaches the students in the program different acting techniques and new improvisation games to help students improve their skills in public speaking and bolster their confidence so that they can articulate life experiences. Reginald has made it his personal mission to teach the young man of the program the invaluable skills it takes to be courteous and professional while speaking to individuals and groups.
Reginald prides himself with being an example of a strong, respectful, loving and caring member of the Boys To Men Family and John Muir Middle School Alumnus.
Timothy Walker was born and raised in South LA along side his four older brothers and twin sister. He is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Africana Studies. He currently work at Snap inc. as a Technical Sourcer.
Timothy joined Boys to Men officially his 7th grade year at John Muir. This was one of the most crucial points of his life as he as learning more about what it meant to become a man raised primarily by a single parent in South LA. Timothy was able to receive guidance from not only Mr. Rector but a village of folks that looked like him, including peers and professional adults. He is forever grateful for this experience and had had a heart of service ever since.
Antoine Irby graduated Boys to Men in 2007. The program was a huge influence on his life and continues to be as he returned to direct the program. Antoine grew up in a single parent home devoid of his father, he credits Mr.Rector for filling that fatherly void.
When Antoine started the program he was a shy and a withdrawn boy. As he grew up in the South Central Los Angeles he developed skills of discipline, being respectful, integrity driven and all round upstanding young man of character.
"Once I gained the knowledge the rest was easy." - Antoine
Today Antoine is the life of the party, with dancing as his passion. He works fervently towards his goal of opening his very own dance studio so that he can teach the community. He believes that there is nothing better than giving back to where you came from.
Tanness Walker has been involved with the TYME Foundation and Community Coalition for many years. She is an alumna of both programs. Tanness has always had an interest & passion for children/working with youth. She has worked with children for 2+ years. Tanness will offer any support to any enrichment, leadership, and development program for children and youth. Tanness incorporates communication and transparency with all youth.
She is able to draw upon creativity, responsibility, motivation and also feedback when needed for our youth. She leads by example. Tanness is full of integrity, helpfulness, and commitment with all youth in the TYME Foundation with an emphasis on the young ladies of the program and other programs she is currently involved with.
Keenan Marshall grew up in south Los Angeles, in a single parent (mother), family of five households. He always saw the conditions of his community and the negative stigma that was placed on it and that has always motivated him to want to be a positive figure in his community, and a part of a culture to help change it.
He attended John Muir middle school, where he graduated from the Boys to Men program in 2008. The program taught him discipline and commitment, which are two major aspects of his life. He decided to join the U.S. Army in 2014 because He felt something was missing within himself. When he finished his contract, He returned to south Los Angeles with a new sense of discipline and leadership. The military also taught him the importance of physical and mental health, which has become a passion of his.
Obbie Orellana is an 18-year-old from South Central Los Angeles. He graduated from John Muir Middle School and Boys To Men in 2018. Afterward, he graduated from Augustus F. Hawkins High School in 2022. While being a student in Boys To Men, he learned the values of confidence, respect, and culture which he learned from his mentor, Mr. Rector. Learning those attributes has helped and shaped him into the young man he is today.
Obbie has always wanted to help and give back to the community he grew up in. However, he was unsure of how to do so, and that’s why he gained his love for psychology. Learning about the brain and how it functions in the human body, and how to be able to explain human behavior has always been one of his interests. With his knowledge, he discusses the topics of anxiety, depression, self-harm and etc. Despite the stigma that affects young men in Black and Hispanic communities regarding the topic of mental health. Obbie’s passion is not only to bring awareness but demonstrate support to his family, and to the entirety of the community he grew up in. Obbie thanks the Boys To Men Program and is blessed to be a
returning alumnus. He is eager to help and shape the future generations of young men that come.