The B.O.T.S.O. Mission
BOTSO is dedicated to empowering male youth by exposing them to intensive programs of mentoring, academic advising, character-building education, arts, culture and discipline. At the core of BOTSO’s mission is directing young males lives to positive outcomes – so their future resembles not sheets of statistics but rather portfolios of success.
What We Do
Provide male mentors to youths who seek to develop…
Introduce young men to “soul models,” who have walked…
unwavering attention is given to helping young men learning…
“BOTSO is an organization that teaches young men respect and responsibility to God, themselves, and their community. BOTSO teaches this by the use of the five A’s. Attitude, Action, Academics, Athletics and the Arts”
Hank Wall – Founder
The BOTSO Creed
Our Founder Hank Wall
Henry Adam “Hank” Wall was born in High Point,NC on April 11, 1950 to his birth mother Mary Bennett Adams. He was reared by his uncle and aunt Jacob and Odessa Wall. He attended Leonard St. Elementary, Griffin Middle and gradated from William Penn High School in 1968. During his middle and high school years Hank participated in band, drama club, basketball, football, and civic club.
Following high school he attended Fayetteville State University, Croft Business College in Greensboro and Guilford College. Hank served in the United States Army. and spent 13 months in Seoul,Korea. In 2006 after 30 years of service Hank retired from the United States Postal Service.
He has been married to his devoted wife Alice Curtis. They have 2 children, a son Chiekah,,a daughter Ayana and 2 wonderful grandchildren Maliyah Hooks and Brooks Adam McAdoo. Hank now devotes his time to his church and the male mentoring organization B.O.T.S.O. Inc that he co-founded in 1993.
Life in Service
- 1978 – 1984 – Deacon Olga Ave Church of Christ
- 1983 – Voted One of Most Outstanding Young Men In America by High Point Jaycees
- 1983 – Founder of Washington Terrace Action Committee Inc.
- 1978-82 Served on Carl Chavis YMCA Board of Directors
- 1980 – 82 First Vice President of High Point NAACP
- 1985-87 Vice Chairman of High Point Human Relations Commission
- Youth Director Olga Ave Church of Christ (1976 – 1984)
- 1990 – 1994 President of the Carl Chavis Y’s Men Club
Recognitions & Awards
- Greensboro NAACP Youth Leadership
- 2005 WFMY
- 2010 United Way A/A Leadership
- 2010 Susan L. Taylor First National CARES
- Mentor of the Year Award
- 2006 Rhythms of Triumph
- 2010 AKA Award
- 2016 Man of the Year NANBPWC
Brothers Organized to Serve Others
110 Scott Ave, Suite 3, High Point, NC 27262
Greensboro: Sharpe Road Church of Christ
2400 Sharpe Road, Greensboro, NC 27406
High Point: Washington Terrace Park Recreation
101 Gordon Street, High Point, NC