Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony, April 22, 2011

Please come support the local, young men who have be completed their very first Boys to Men ROPAW (Rites of Passage Adventure Weekend) at their Graduation Celebration on:

Friday, April, 22th,

6-9 pm.

The event will be in the Raleigh-area, but the exact location is still TBD (more details to come).

Boys to Men Raleigh has 4 boys being honored:

• Zanan Edwards

• Malachi Edwards

• Lewis Humphrey

• Charlie Craichy

1788 Kildaire Farm Road,
Cary, NC 27511
(About Us/Directions)

Please, bring at least one covered dish to share.

Invite your family, friends and others in the community to come support these fine young men on their journey to manhood, and honor them for completing this week-end.

See the NEW attached flyer for details (and please feel free to pass this email and flyer along to ALL others interested in supporting Boys to Men in our community).

Plus, INVITE EVERYONE interested in one of these boys or Boys to Men/Journeymen in general in the community.

Boys to Men  Raleigh (Facebook: Boys to Men Raleigh)

Boys to Men  SouthEast US, Journeymen Asheville

Boys to Men  International

Fundraiser at Bogart’s for Mentoring, Sept. 16, 2010

The full impact of the Bogart’s MAD MEN MARTINI MIXER for MENTORING is only just beginning to be seen and felt. Rocky Top Hospitality, and it’s owner, Dean Ogan, and his staff deserve big THANKS for providing free-of-charge the space, time, people, prizes, p.r. support and resources to promote this event! THEY were AWESOME! The best folks ever to work with. Gracious, patient and professional, even though I was not a paying customer. I was treated like I was their best patron ever. If you ever need someone to cater an event for you, please consider one of Rocky Top Hospitality’s many fine locations and services.

A LOT of people are now aware of the Boys to Men mentoring network, not only because of the event, but also because of the NBC-17 TV interview, and the N&O coverage that promoted it. It’s insignificant that the actual amount raised on the night of 9/16 wasn’t huge, because there are now major organizations and banks talking of providing support into 2011. Thus, the end result could be enormous! If Rocky Top Hospitality had not helped us with this, none of this could have happened.

Most importantly, great connections were also make to help the local, Raleigh-area chapter provide richer services where needed the most, with the kids that need mentoring, as well as to help the chapter grow (read more on page: Mad Men: Win-Win!)

Enjoy PICTURES from the Boys to Men fundraiser at Bogart’s. Thanks again Rocky Top Hospitality, and all of the supporters and guests!

Mad Man + Mad Woman dress-up winners: Mary & Papy

See more videos on the YouTube Channel, MadManBowman

Click on this image to RSVP for the fundraiser on Sept. 16, 2010, 5-8 p.m. @ Bogarts American Grill

Please join us at Bogart’s American Grill on Sept. 16th to raise awareness and funds for Boys to Men mentoring network.

$5 optional donation
All proceeds go to Boys to Men Mentoring Network

Special: Half-Price on all Martinis

Put on your BEST Mad Men attire for a best-dressed contest
Some small door prices given away as well.

Bogart’s American Grill
510 Glenwood Ave, Ste 109
Raleigh, NC 27603

Bogarts American Grill

Bogarts American Grill


Mad Men Mixer Remix at SOLAS on 8/26/10 for Boys to Men mentoring network

Charity Event to support Boys to Men mentoring network.* The  MAD MEN MIXER REMIX will a “Mad Men-style’ Cocktail PARTY. It will to be held at Solas Restaurant Lounge & Rooftop, on Thursday, 8/26/2010, 10 PM- 2 AM. There will be NO COVER with drink specials, $5 Martinis, $3 Coronas. Special prizes and activities include:
• Prize for best-dressed man and woman in the “Mad Men” style
• Discount coupons from Banana Republic, and other small prizes
• Music by DJ FREEDOM with some 60’s style retro remixes
• Donations accepted and some proceeds going to Boys to Men mentoring network: and


* Proceeds will go to help scholarship boys to attend Rites of Passage Adventure Week-ends (ROPAW’s), and support local, Raleigh area mentoring events.

BOYS TO MEN: Boys to Men is here to help guide boys along the path of adolescence. We help all types of boys to have fun, learn and grow into healthy, compassionate men. We provide boys with mentoring and modeling so that they learn integrity, accountability, compassion and respect.
We help boys develop responsibility and guide them toward healthy manhood. We are part of the Southeast chapter of the Boys To Men International Mentoring Network, called Journeymen and located in Asheville, NC ( This is part of the larger international movement ( Our Raleigh chapter can be found on Facebook.

(M)ad Men Making Change’s quest is to showcase people in the arts, design, advertising and related professions who are making positive changes in our mad world, using their (m)ad skills to make real change through various charitable work, not-for-profit causes and social change initiatives.

Please contact me at if you or someone you know is a (m)ad man or woman making change, and would like to be featured on this site.

Jeff Bowman (aka (M)ad Man Bowman)

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