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.

News
Community Matters to John Lewis
Amazing support for MAN&BOY from visitors to the Kingston Store!
31 July
Summer Camp 2018
Gallery now available
17 July
9 September - 14 October 2018
Final dates to be confirmed
9 - 11 November 2018

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 is my pleasure to be able to provide you with a testimonial/reference regarding this service which we have enjoyed in kingston for some years now. Trevor is very well regarded by the kingston schools who have used the programme and it has been reported that there have been some noticeable improvements in pupils’ engagement in their education. Funding has been through comic relief, personal development trust and kingston family learning and therefore, depending on the circumstances of each referral, a full or partial bursary has been available. We have encouraged schools to use the pp grant where appropriate in order to ensure access is as inclusive as possible. I would be happy to provide any further information you may need.  I would recommend man and boy to you unreservedly.
Carol Buchanan, Senior School Improvement Partner (SEN and Inclusion) Education Kingston