Adam Young grew up in the Finger Lakes region of central New York where he graduated from Cornell University with a degree in History and Asian Studies before spending several years teaching English in Japan and earning a Master’s degree in teaching. He has worked in the construction industry, the golf industry and as a Social Studies teacher in Arizona before joining Boys to Men Mentoring. He is supported by Amy, his wonderful wife, and they have a daughter who attends Prescott High School.
Adam had been volunteering with BTM as a mentor for more than 4 years before joining as Program Director in March of 2018. He was appointed as Interim Executive Director in September of 2019. Adam was a teacher for ten years and while he enjoyed teaching, he found that being a mentor was an incredibly rewarding experience. He has learned so much by sitting in discussion circles and listening to young people talk about what they are going through, what they dream of doing and what challenges they face. Adam looks forward to a new chapter in his career where he can help fulfill the mission of Boys to Men Mentoring to promote fundamental positive change in the lives of boys, their families, and the community by harnessing the power of group mentoring and the rite of passage.