The team

Trevor

Trevor is passionate about fatherhood and since 1989 has helped arrange and lead camping weekends for dads and their children. He is involved in his local community and was instrumental in setting up Street Pastors in Kingston. Trevor is married and has 3 grown up children.

 

Qualifications: PTLLS Trained, Accredited Mediator, Problem Solving Trained

Neil

A father of two girls, Neil is a foster parent and has 10 God-children ranging from 1 to 21! After working as a design engineer for 10 years he started working with young people and their families. Neil has set up a number of dads initiatives including 6 dads groups in Kingston reaching out to over 400 dads and a young dads project.

 

Neil currently works in Kingston within the youth offending service working with young people and families with multiple and complex needs. He says, 

I am enthusiastic about supporting the fatherless and giving them hope. I believe that we all need to encourage dads and those with a fathering role in being the best dads they can be. It takes a community to raise a child.

John

John has worked with young people and their families for over 25 years. His work has focussed upon marginalised young people who have challenging lifestyles and often underachieve in education, are in care, have special needs, end up committing crime and antisocial behaviour.  John has worked in a variety of organisations in both statutory and voluntary sectors including Barnardos, YMCA, Kingston Council, Surrey County Council, Clubs for Young People and Oxygen.  His roles have included: Education officer – Surrey Youth Justice team; Youth Worker – Kingston Youth Service;  Assistant Head – Pupil Referral Unit;  14 to 19 Education Policy Advisor – Connexions;  and Chief Executive of Surrey CYP.

 

John is currently the Director of Oxygen, a Christian Youth work charity based in Kingston that works with a range of young people to help them discover their identity and achieve their potential.  They do this through youth clubs, residentials, mentoring schemes, leadership Training and targeted projects.

I love seeing young people and their families overcome the challenges they face to discover that they are capable of more than they thought possible.  They have to rethink the future, more confident and hopeful about what it entails, and raise their aspirations

John is married with three children aged 6, 12 and 16.

David

David is a Systems Engineer employed by a large multi-national engineering company who kindly allow him to work reduced hours so that he has time to spend one day a week designing, organising and delivering Robotics Workshops. As an undergraduate he was sponsored by British Aerospace who used to have a large aircraft factory in North Kingston. David obtained an Honours degree in Electronic Engineering at Kingston University in 1984 and continued to be employed by BAe until the factory closed in the early 1990's when he moved on to work for Thorn EMI in Feltham.

 

David runs the MAN&BOY electronics workshops on camps and reunion days, introducing basic circuits to make clever and fun items that MAN&BOY make together and take home.

 

David has a passion to introduce technology to young people and to encourage anyone who is interested to consider a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) based career. However it is his belief that everyone should have the opportunity to understand how basic electronic circuits work and how to programme a computer.  His workshops are aimed at anyone, young or old who has the desire to find out a bit more about how the mobile phone in their pocket works, upwards.

 

David is married with three grown up boys.

Tim

Tim joined our staff team in May 2018.  Previously a volunteer with MAN&BOY,  Tim's professional background is in youth, children's and community work.  Tim graduated from Oasis College in 2015 with a degree in youth work and has practiced in the London and Mansfield areas.  Tim notes:

"I've been working with children and young people since the age of 15. Having started as a volunteer, then progressing to be a student and now a professional Youth worker, its exciting to be part of MAN&BOY, getting the chance to create many valuable memories and life changing moments for families in the UK."

 

News
Grow Your Tenner 2018
A chance to donate regularly to MAN&BOY
10 December
Fantastic Teamwork at our Autumn Camp
Bringing you up-to-date with our latest event and celebrating the support of Children in Need. Thankyou! @BBCChildreninNeed
15 November
London Landmark Climbing Challenge
A great afternoon of climbing at Whitespider in aid of MAN&BOY
1 November

We want to

  • Raise self-esteem in boys
  • Support and encourage men as role models
  • Empower boys to reach their full potential in school, work, and family, and to contribute positively in their local communities.

 

We value

  • Family and the role of the father
  • Acting honestly and with integrity
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Believing in people
  • Enabling others to achieve their full potential
It helped me have more 1 & 1 time without us butting heads, we listened more to each other and just basically had more fun
A dad