What we do

Why We Exist

“To empower and enable boys age 11-15 with absent fathers or limited access to a male role model, to be motivated, responsible, capable, resilient and emotionally competent to PREVENT them becoming at risk of under achieving, offending, exclusion or dropping out of school.”

“To raise awareness and understanding of the important role fathers play in the emotional, mental and educational development and well-being of boys.”

Who We Support
  • Boys age 11-15 with absent fathers or limited access to a supportive male role model
  • Single mums with sons
  • Early intervention with schools
How We Support
  • A male-led group Mentoring Programme
  • Bush-craft survival training and outdoor activities
  • Practical life-skills training
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Leadership and Peer mentoring
our USP's
  • Long-term early intervention 18-month Programme
  • Graduates of programme become ambassadors
  • Equip and train men from the community to be effective mentors
  • Conflict mediation
  • Breaking the cycle

OUTCOME JOURNEY

Equip

6 MONTHS

  • Self-development group-work programme
  • Outdoor activities
  • Shared personal experience
  • Increased selfesteem, confidence, motivation, resilience, management of emotions, increased academic engagement
  • Increased emotional intelligence

Engage

6 MONTHS

  • Practical life-skill training
  • Introduction to new skills
  • Increased communication skills, team work and motivation
  • Engagement in outside clubs
  • Engagement with the local community
  • Increased responsibility

Inspire

6 MONTHS

  • Peer mentoring opportunities
  • Visit inspiring places
  • Hear from inspirational male speakers
  • Sustain changes gained on Equip and Engage

Ambassadors

6 MONTHS

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Volunteering and ambassador opportunities
  • On-going support

WIDER IMPACT

  • Improved mental health for a high-risk gender
  • Reduction in anti-social behaviour and crime
  • Increased school attendance and engagement
  • Reduction in school exclusion rates
  • Increased community cohesion