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. 

RESULT: 

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.