The Inspire Programme
6 month programme
The aim of Inspire is to offer the boys leadership roles, by training the older boys to be Peer mentors, providing them with opportunities to support the younger boys on the programme
Inspire helps the older boys develop empathy, listening and leadership skills and practice these by doing guided peer mentor sessions.
Once a month the boys are taken out of the area to visit places of educational or historical interest or to take part in a team building physical activities.
During the session, the boys are joined by a visiting male speaker who shares either an inspirational event or experience about their life or their job role. Some of the guests also may have had an absent father while growing up, too.
One Saturday a month the boys visit places of educational, social or sporting interest that we hope prove inspiring.
Inspire enables the boys’ relationships with their peers and mentors to continue and for the boys to still feel able to access support should they require it, together with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, be inspired and inspire others.
Inspire aims to help boys develop empathy, listening and leadership skills through peer mentor training and then practice these skills in guided peer mentor sessions. Inspire enables boys to maintain relationships with their peers and mentors and allows the boys to still access support should they require it.
Inspire is part of the Equip, Engage & Inspire programme:
Our 18-month long-term early intervention programme is comprised of our Equip, Engage and Inspire programmes. Designed for boys during the critical years of 11-15, it provides male-led group mentoring, bush-craft survival, life-skill training, community volunteering opportunities, peer mentor training, opportunities to meet inspiring men from the community and opportunities to visit inspiring places.