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Boys to Men Mentoring Network elects new leadership

Boys to Men Mentoring Network, North Central AZ is pleased to announce that Chester “Chip” McLaughlin, J.D., has been elected Board President. McLaughlin has been a mentor for Boys to Men since 2010, is a founding Board Member, having served since the beginning of the local chapter.

McLaughlin has been practicing law in Arizona since 1983 and has been named in Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers in the field of elder law for eight years. Even outside of work, McLaughlin has been a community builder, serving on numerous nonprofit boards in leadership capacities. He brings his passion for Boys to Men and renewed energy to involve more community members to grow the organization.

Also elected into leadership positions were Charles Mentken as board vice chair, and Gerry Garvey as board secretary. Travis Rushing will become ex-officio president and will remain on the board to continue the work of strategic planning and board development.

Boys to Men Mentoring Network, North Central AZ, formed seven years ago when a committed group of local businessmen, educators and youth advocates came together to respond to the challenges boys face in today. From the beginning, their mission has been to promote fundamental positive change in the lives of boys, their families, the mentors and the community by harnessing the power of group mentoring and the rite of passage. The program empowers boys and young men to make the choices they need in order to become the good men they want to be.

With a small, hard-working board and the inspired leadership of the founding board president, Mr. Rushing, Boys to Men has become an important and well-respected youth-serving organization. It mentors hundreds of boys a year, trains scores of volunteers, and helps promote education, conflict resolution, hope and empowerment.

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