Making Men was a mentoring programme for underachieving 10 – 16-year-old Black boys from the London Borough of Brent. 

The programme began in 2013 and focused on providing young Black boys with mentors – someone to speak to, share their challenges with, and learn how to increase their attainment in education. 


100 individuals applied to become mentors and BANG successfully trained 77 mentors. 

51 mentors were successfully matched with a young person. 

71 boys were referred to the Making Men programme. 

80% of the matched relationships between a mentor and a young person continued beyond the programme. 

Making Men was featured on the talk radio station LBC to discuss the positive impact of the programme.