"I just wanted to thank you both for all you do for my boys Donye and Darian Goode and trying to keep them on the right track. All your time and effort is greatly appreciated." - Taneya McCleave
"Hey Pastor Reeves, it's your boy DaeSean Winston and I just wanted to say hi and thank you for everything. Everything is going great at Spalding and I'm on the varsity football team and love it here. Just wanted to say HI! Your boy," - DaeSean
"I am writing to you today to tell you how much boys 2 MEN has impacted me. Today, I stayed for an afterschool math help session. Me and my grades suffered towards the beginning of the year, and as a consequence, my means of entertainment were stripped from me. My father agreed to allow me to use my video game controllers only when he sees improvement. So tonight, I was approached by my father, controller in hand. I reply, " No Dad, let me study for 20 more minutes first!" The "old me" would not have hesitated to accept the controller and run away with it.
People like you have truly taught me the values and morals of trying hard to achieve, and for that, I say thank you. Thank you Pastor Reeves for EVERYTHING "- Jack, Proud b2M member
"Dear Pastor Reeves, Thank you for everything you have done for me in the 6 and 7th grade. I am not going to this school next year. I am going to Patterson Mill next year. I will be mad that I cannot see you. But, again, thank you for everything you have done for me over the years that I was with boys 2 MEN." - John Paul
"Pastor Reeves, thank you for being so supportive. The time that I have been in boys 2 MEN is the best I have been academically. I have been better behaved and focused than I have been in a while. While in boys 2 MEN, academics always came before anything. School comes before sports, friends or anything else. Thank you for helping me to succeed." - Aaron
"Hello Pastor Reeves, I have learned about fighting and what the consequences are. I liked learning how to be respectful and to listen and do what you are told to do. I liked being taught courtesy and being taught kindness. I learned how to stay from trouble and to stay away from fights. boys 2 MEN helped me to be a better person and to make better choices. Now I don't hang out with people I used to. I take school more seriously than before. boys 2 MEN can help others if they try to listen and solve out their problems. They can learn how to be a better person if they try to make a difference in their lives." - London
"Pastor Reeves, I think you are a great mentor, you don't just do stuff for us, you motivate us. You also take money straight out of your pocket if we need something, just to help us. I also admire the way you keep your word. But the thing that really makes you a great mentor and boys 2 MEN a great program is, you dont just think of yourself, you think of all of the boys in the program and our needs and situations. Thank you!" - TJ
"Dear boys 2 MEN, Thank you so much for all you have demonstrated and shown me. One particular event sticks out in my mind. It was our fieldtrip to Morgan State College. Thank you so much for this trip. I really learned a lot from this trip and the people who spoke to us. I didn't just learn, I was inspired. Your words, along with our tour guides were inspirational. Your words, and I quote,
' If you want to do something, act like you are already doing it.' Now, I don't know about you, but that was deep to me. So all that was good and to complete it with a nice good old fashion buffet!!!! This trip was excellent and I sincerely thank you". - Dominic
"Thank you Pastor Reeves for a wonderful trip. This trip was meaningful and it was to help us for our life and our future. This feild trip made me think, grow and prosper and since last year I have straightened up and I got better. This trip yesterday let me see the real reason of eduction and responsibility. I know I have to learn to take life seriously. I know if you get something like life you don't play around with it and you don't let it go. My dad says, 'Cherish your life while you can before it is gone.' I learned if you have and follow it, stick to it, you don't know what you have before its gone - do what you can to keep it. I have learned a lot from you and boys 2 MEN and I thank you very much for taking the time to work with me." - Umi
"It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday. I would like to thank you for your assistance with my son and for keeping him on track. I will also continue to work with him at home. Bless you for all that you are doing with our young men." - Ms. K.
"I wanted to thank you for talking to Eric the other day in class. It truly was an answer to prayers." - Michelle
"My heart was so filled looking at the students on a four year campus. I was super excited and can't thank you enough for the work that you do." - Dr. Brown
"You are the best, thank you for believing in me." - Zach
"Thank you so much for showing so much concern for my son. Being a single mother of almost 3 teenagers, has been the biggest task and responsibility that life has presented to me thus far, and I am eternally greatful to have caring people and wonderful role-models to assist my son thru this journey." - Andrea
"I am a student in Magnolia Middle School, in 7th grade. I have been at MMS and b2M for two years. I am writing about Pastor Reeves because he is helpful and he helps me get my grades up. Pastor Reeves has been a mentor to me for the past two years. He is very known in what he does. boys 2 MEN teahes us as young men, to always help others. He makes school fun for us because he puts fun into school by having games at the end of the day if you have good grades and good behavior. What I like about boys 2 MEN and Pastor Reeves is, it makes me strive to do my best when I want to give up. I have respect for Pastor Reeves because he is nice, generous, cool and funny. Also, if you need somebody to talk to he is the one! When I give up he tells me to keep trying and when I am doing good, he tells me to keep going. He teaches young men with respect, responsibility and to treat women right." - Johnathan
"Thank you for the interest you have shown in Eddie. It has meant more to him and us than we can ever say. Thank you also for being a wonderful role model. Your impact on Eddie is something he will carry with him throughout his life. Some people enter our lives but once they leave that's it. You entered his life, but he will carry you with him forever. Thank you again." - Kathy
"Hi Pastor Reeves, Thank You So Much for all the help and effort you have made to make my life better. You have motivated me
to keep my grades up and be the man I am suppose to be. All the things you have taught me have been helping me out a lot in Harford Technical High School especially with the "ladies." Anyway, you have also helped me so much that I am almost done with my Volunteer service hours while other students are yet to start. All the educational field trips and b2M games have been a great experience. Thank You So Much. Honestly I got more to say but I will save it till later. I have been talking to other b2M guys lately and they all seem to be doing very good with grade, attitude, etc. Also Thank you for the summer job, I had fun and Mr. Solomon is going to hire me again next year so thank you, hope to see there. By the way, I will try my best to continue coming to help out with the b2M games and any other extra things you need me to do. I will never forget you, Pastor Reeves." - Phinehas Wiredu
"Pastor Reeves – Yesterday’s event would not have been nearly as inspiring and successful without the boys' presence, assistance, and input. Thanks so much! I look forward to continuing to work with you."
Kim Parks-Bourn, LCSW-C
Harford County Local Management Board
Department of Community Services
"I just thank you so much! Words cannot express how much I appreciate all you have done for him and the boys!! It is such an honor to have someone who goes beyond the call of duty!!" - Tia
"Definitely wouldn’t be sitting here without your help and guidance over the years. Thank you so much!" – Jason
"Thank you for all of your love and support!" - Winston Family
"Thank you for your support and leadership in our recent streambuffer tree planting at Magnolia Middle School. We appreciate the time and effort you personally devoted to this project. The inclusion of your boys 2 MEN eighth graders was an excellent leadership activity for these fine young men. Their willingness to assist the seventh grade students and their positive attitudes and work ethic made the day an overwhelming success. Please pass along my thanks to each of the 20 boys 2 MEN group leaders" - Mr. Eakes, Assistannt Supervisor of Science, HCPS
"Thank you for all you do to make the school system a better place for these young men and the entire community" - Charlie Taibi, Director of Transportation, HCPS
"I am still awed by the recollection of seeing the striking image of well-mannered middle school boys neatly attired in black pressed slack, a white shirt and tie sitting or standing quietly of their tour of the US Naval Academy to begin. I sensed there was something special about this group. As you explained the vision/standard for the program to me: a no nonsense belief. Everyone succeeds, no excuses. Some may have, but you, instill a belief that the past need not be the present.
I was awe-struck when I sensed what you are about. I have been to the US Naval Academy many times as a tourguide. This time, I left feeling hopeful that these students were privileged to have leaders who saw more in them than perhaps they once saw in themselves." - Jane Marshall, Henderson, TN
"One of my greatest joys was working with you and the young men. I could not be more honored to have been in your and their orbit.
I remain committed to being of service to you and yours." - Del. Mary-Dulany James, House of Delegates
"On behalf of Harford County Council, please accept my sincere appreciation for your dedicated service to the community and best wishes for continued success in your future endeavors." - Richard Stutzky, V.P. County Council of Harford County
"As a member of the Harford County Council, I would like to commend you - I appreciate your commitment and devotion to the
well-being of the children and young adults in Harford County." - James McMahan, Jr, Councilman, District C
"I thoroughly enjoyed my work and your boys always had a place in my heart. I also enjoyed my time working with you; you are a good and great man and you are making a difference in the lives of our kids. There can be no greater calling than yours.
You have given me some great memories to hold onto; and, hopefully, our paths in life will cross many times.
God bless you and keep you safely in the palm of his hand. I wish you the best and continuing success. Even more, I appreciate your sacrifices and your dedication to our kids and youth. You are truly a Harford County treasure." - Sheriff, Jesse Bane
"You are part of our family. Trey really thinks about you a lot, and speaks so much of you to his coach at college also to others, talking about who it was that really mentored him for so many years while younger and teaching him structure in life...that was, YOU. "
"This is a terrific program that under the tutelage of Pr. Reeves has for years helped young men in our community. I have watched the transformation and influence on the lives and general behavior of these students. Through boys2Men our students realize their potential, become more mature and receive the kind of guidance that is necessary but in some cases is otherwise missing from their lives. I look forward to many more years of the program and many more years of admiring these young men with their appearance and demeanor as they walk our hallways." - Mr. Tsomos, P.E. Teacher, Magnolia Middle School
"I am in awe of the progress this program has made and continues to make. My sons are now 'men' and I can truely say that the boys 2 MEN program has played a major role in their lives. They are now college graduates (Lincoln University, Goldy Beacom College, Cheney University and the last one attending Virginia Tech). They are maintaining successful lives as well as using the skills obtained through the program to make positive impacts in their communities and on their jobs. I am a living testimony of the values this program impacts upon the young men that puts forth great effort in being involved whole heartedly in boys 2 MEN. Pastor Reeves and Mike Reeves are the best role models, big brothers and even in some cases, fathers to these young men. I am forever grateful to you both for your unselfish commitment and dedication to reach our young men so that they strive to become excellent in their lives. GOD's continued blessings to you and to boys 2 MEN." - Romona Glover, Staff Member, Edgewood Middle School
"Awesome program! I love the mission and vision of this program! Keep up the great work! Thank you for all the support in and out of the classroom." - Trudell Knox, Staff Member Edgewood Middle School
"Pastor and Mr. Reeves, Thank you for all of the hard work you have put in over the years with our young men! You are making a positive difference and that is special. The impact you have on these young men is substantial and life lasting. I consider myself lucky to work along side of you! Keep up the great work!" - Mr. Harcarik, P.E. Teacher, Magnolia Middle School
"Awesome, vibrant, and inspiring website. May our young men...achieve their goals...Your leadership and vision for them...ever touch their lives ..to be Great Leaders in this Century...Thank you ...All Things Are Possible....Love and Appreciation" - Ms.Melody Water, Staff Member Edgewood Middle School
"Great to see you contine to invest in our future. Please know that many believe in the program and especially the boys!!!!" - Randy Geyer, Asst. Principal, John Archer, HCPS
"My dad always say's life is like a battle field. Young men need mentors like generals, to prepare them for this battle. A battlefield that has an uneven playing ground with a slippery slope. America needs more groups like this including N.C." - Eric Jeffries
"I am so proud of you. You are really teaching your boys RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!! Loved reading your message." - Beverly Wells, Staff Member, Magnolia Middle School
"Congratulations on the success of the program." - Melanie C. LeGrande, Community Relations Manager, Baltimore Ravens
"CONGRATULATIONS! What an AWESOME program! We are so proud of you and pray your program will continue to grow and be effective for all the young men needing this support" - Pamela Washington, Director Pennsylvania Power and Light.
"My name is Blake Robinson and I am in the 7th grade and I am gong to write about my only and my very favorite Pastor Reeves. He is the best because he tells us to not worry about sports, he tells us to worry about academics because he knows they are more important than sports. He is also a wonderful instructor. I know and he knows, that I will believe in going to any event he needs me at. I want to tell you - but never got to tell you before, I Love You as a brother and I know I can always rely on you for anything". - Blake Robinson, Magnolia Middle School
Pastor Reeves is one of the greatest people in the world. Pastor Reeves, he made this program to keep people off the streets and direct them to the way of success. All Pastor Reeves wants is for everyone to succeed. He always wants the best for every one of us. He takes us to play in other schools. He even stays after school just for us instead of him going home and relaxing. He puts in the effort to have a practice and give us workouts but not even that he wants us to do so good, that he always makes sure our grades are good and we are doing good. If not, he will give you options like a tutor or more, but he is just the nicest person you can meet and he will always give you help if you need it. I really like Pastor Reeves" - Ethan Roldan, Magnolia Middle School
"Thanks for everything you have done for me . From going to special events and helping me in school showing me the right way to take . I remember you telling me in 7th grade , "everyday is a interview" and that's how I carry myself everyday . Thanks for everything . Hope you enjoy your day "- Pito / Ruben
"I just wanted to let you both know how much I love you and what you do for our community." Joanie Lippert, Deerfield Elementary School
"boys 2 MEN shows me how to be a gentleman and how to behave. Pastor Reeves encourages me and wants me to do well - I can always count on his support." - Ty'on Jackson, Deerfield Elementary School (5th Grade)
"boys 2 MEN has helped me behavior wise and academically in a good way because it reminds me not to get in trouble in class, specials, field-trips and lunch. Also, it reminds me to not let your grades slip and if they do slip it makes you want to bring them back up quickly." Cyne Woodland, Deerfield Elementary School (5th Grade)
"Since I joined boys 2 MEN I have changed. My Mom is proud of me and I wish my dad could see me now. Because of boys 2 MEN I have changed. Before, I would always get in fights - now, no more fighting or getting in trouble." Taylen Spell, Deerfield Elementary School (5th Grade)
"boys 2 MEN helps me get my grades up and helps me do good at home too. Also, it helps me do good at school. Before, I only thought of myself, boys 2 MEN helps me to think of others and how they feel and maybe how I can help them" Jonathan Cole, Deerfield Elementary School (5th Grade)
"Now with boys 2 MEN, I focus more on my school work and homework." Kyle, Deerfield Elementary School, 5th Grade
"The boys 2 MEN program gave me more motivation academically to try, even if I can't achieve. It gave me more power to stand up for myself personally and it taught me that it takes a bigger person to walk away then to fight it out." David Anderson, Deerfield Elementary School, 5th Grade
With your help, the 2015 Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s® was a huge success - THANK YOU for your commitment!" Kristina Beese, Development Coordinator
"Thanks, I appreciate EVERYTHING you have done for me - you're my man Pastor Reeves. I owe so much to you forever." Emmanuel Stokes, boys 2 MEN Alum, Penn State Freshman
"Pastor Reeves, back in October 2015 I met you in Arlington National Cemetery near Robert E. Lees mansion. I was so impressed with your young men and your commitment to invest in their futures". John Robertson Pastor: Sherwood Oaks Christian Church - Bloomington, Indiana
"Hey Pastor Reeves, I go to Wesley college class of 2016. I will receive my Bachelors's of Arts! My major is Media Arts. Thank you, without your help, none of this would have been possible - so thank you for everything" Kennard Squirrel, 2008, boys 2 MEN, AMS
"I just wanted to say "thank you" to Pastor Reeves for his many years coaching, teaching and inspiring kids in HCPS. You will be greatly missed! You have been a real inspiration to him! Thank you for that as well! Meggan Combes, Former Student/Parent