Our work in communities offers support to boys and young men through outreach and intervention, as well as youth hubs that offer a space for young people’s personal and social development.
Future Men have developed a comprehensive work programme addressing the needs of young men aged 13 to 25. Our approach to engaging with young men that are often seen as hard to reach is through ‘Ventoring’, an approach we developed focussing on the necessary ‘venting’ period involved before establishing the mentoring and coaching relationship to gain trust.
Our team of project coordinators found that if the underlying factors of non-engagement were not addressed and integrated into the one to one process, change was not sustainable for the young person. We build strong trusted relationships with young men and support them to think differently, recover agency and develop positive connections and social networks.
The end goal? To increase opportunities for boys and men, empower them to seek a life with positive choices, and to inspire them to become dynamic future men.
We are currently funded to provide services in the following areas:
Westminster: Church Street and Queen’s Park wards.
Kensington & Chelsea: Golborne, Notting Dale and Dalgarno wards.
North Kensington: the Grenfell area.
Wandsworth: Queenstown, St Mary’s Park and Latchmere wards.
We are not able to offer paid for services directly to individuals.
Our Youth Hubs play a key part in helping young people’s personal and social development. Based in Westminster, The Amberley and Churchill Gardens, provide a space for young people aged 8-19 to take part in activities such as music production, sport and games, as well as development programmes such as healthy relationships, inclusion and diversity training. Bridging the gap between formal and non-formal education, we help young people learn about themselves, and others around them to create positive outcomes for their futures.