Why we do it

MAN&BOY recognises that ALL children, regardless of age or gender can benefit hugely from the positive, on-going involvement of a significant adult male in their lives and research has shown that this involvement has proven benefits. Improvements in educational attainment, increased self-esteem, better health outcomes as well as improved behaviour are all identified as potential positive outcomes.


MAN&BOY currently concentrates on supporting boys aged between 10 and 12 ( school years 5,6,7 & 8 ) as we believe that this transition from junior to senior school is particularly important in a boy’s life and that a supportive, encouraging male role model can make a huge difference to their self-esteem.

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22 January

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
My husband and son enjoyed MAN&BOY very much, they had great time and my son came back with a lot of difference in him, in good way by the way. I wish there were more things like this for children and adults to build there relationship stronger.? Many thanks for all you have done for our family
A mother