Our schools work supports boys as they go through key transitions in their lives, inspiring them to make positive choices for their futures.
Boy Genius - Boy's Development Programme
The Boy Genius Programme is delivered to boys in the final years of primary school, preparing for transition, and to boys at varying stages of secondary school. Combining one-to-one mentoring and group sessions, the programme encourages boys to improve their skills in effective communication, conflict management and emotional literacy.
The programme facilitates positive peer mentoring and is tailored to be inclusive of all school aged boys including those who may be at risk of disengagement or exclusion. Through meaningful activities and discussions, boys are encouraged to thrive in education, develop their aspirations and to navigate the challenges of male adolescence.
We are currently funded to provide the programme in individual schools in Hackney & Enfield, receiving referrals direct from schools.
This page is for professionals – education, health and social care – to know more about our work, relevant policy and research related to our work.
The page will be periodically updated to maintain relevancy.
“In my twenty odd years of teaching, I have never attended a meeting like that which addressed us so personally as a staff team and acknowledged the challenging context in which we work and live. The staff were really gripped and feedback that I've had so far has been very positive with staff expressing that they feel like they can make a difference.”
Deputy Head, Risley Avenue Primary School
Dylan, aged 13, arrived at a new school after an unsuccessful managed move at other secondary schools. With help from the Boy Genius Programme, Dylan made a positive start at the new school, improved his behavior and made good progress with his learning.