Engage Programme

Engage, a six-month on-going support and life-skills training and volunteering programme takes place in the community, after Equip ends.

It meets fortnightly and teaches the boys a life-skill that may have traditionally been passed on by their father or another supportive male role model, such as D.I.Y, car maintenance, bike repairs, painting and decorating, etc.

Over the course of the programme, at the weekends, boys and their mentors go out into the community and put their training into practice by volunteering for local-residents, priority going to female lone parents and the elderly. Jobs completed include; shed building, painting and decorating, gardening and garden clearances, D.I.Y, to name but a few.

The volunteering fosters a sense of responsibility and confidence within the boys and a personal sense of achievement and strengthens community links.

Many of the boys have been inspired by what they have learnt in the workshops and have actively put their new skills into practice at home or considered it as a career to explore in the future.

Engage helps to develop emotional and social competence. Emotional and social competences have been shown to be more influential than cognitive abilities for personal career and educational success (Goleman 1996 -Emotional Intelligence).

Engage Programme

Engage, a six-month on-going support and life-skills training and volunteering programme takes place in the community, after Equip ends.

It meets fortnightly and teaches the boys a life-skill that may have traditionally been passed on by their father or another supportive male role model, such as D.I.Y, car maintenance, bike repairs, painting and decorating, etc.

Over the course of the programme, at the weekends, boys and their mentors go out into the community and put their training into practice by volunteering for local-residents, priority going to female lone parents and the elderly. Jobs completed include; shed building, painting and decorating, gardening and garden clearances, D.I.Y, to name but a few.

The volunteering fosters a sense of responsibility and confidence within the boys and a personal sense of achievement and strengthens community links.

Many of the boys have been inspired by what they have learnt in the workshops and have actively put their new skills into practice at home or considered it as a career to explore in the future.

Engage helps to develop emotional and social competence. Emotional and social competences have been shown to be more influential than cognitive abilities for personal career and educational success (Goleman 1996 -Emotional Intelligence).