The Boys' Network is a mentoring programme which strategically links students with industry professionals to facilitate an enriching journey of exploration and development, equipping them with the necessary skills and confidence to stand out amongst their peers as they transition into higher education and the world of work.
Every student deserves equitable access to high-quality career guidance, as it plays a pivotal role in empowering them to make informed decisions about their future.
Through skilled and strategic mentorship, the Boys' Network programme helps students to build a strong foundation for their future by helping them to develop and practice skills now. Schools can help students to invest in their personal development, enabling them to unlock new abilities and acquire expertise ready for the world of work whilst working towards achieving Gatsby Benchmarks 3,4,5 & 8.
With mentors serving as influential guides, The Boys’ Network explores 10 topics that prepare and impact students by combining real-world expertise and first-hand experiences, so that students gain invaluable insights into the realities of the world of work.
Self-Awareness is crucial as it enables individuals to understand their strengths, weaknesses, values, and goals, providing a solid foundation for personal and professional growth.
Resilience equips individuals with the ability to bounce back from setbacks, adapt to challenges, and maintain a positive mindset—essential qualities for navigating the ups and downs of the working world.
Motivation empowers individuals to set goals, stay focused, and strive for continuous improvement, ensuring a drive to achieve success and overcome obstacles along the way.
Empathy fosters understanding and compassion towards others, facilitating effective communication, collaboration, and the ability to build meaningful relationships in both personal and professional settings.
Social Skills enables individuals to navigate social interactions with confidence, including effective communication, active listening, conflict resolution, and networking, facilitating successful relationships and professional growth.
Teamwork skills are crucial in the modern workplace, as they allow individuals to collaborate effectively, contribute to collective goals, and leverage the diverse strengths and perspectives of team members.
Time Management skills enable individuals to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines, and optimise productivity, ensuring efficient use of time and resources to accomplish goals.
Budget Management skills equip individuals with the ability to handle financial resources responsibly, make informed decisions, and plan for financial success, both personally and professionally.
Change Management is an essential skill in today's dynamic work environment, enabling individuals to navigate transitions, embrace innovation, and thrive amidst evolving circumstances.
Interview Skills equip individuals with the ability to present themselves confidently, articulate their qualifications, and demonstrate their fit for a desired position, increasing their chances of securing employment opportunities.
100% of Senior Leadership Teams saw an increase in the confidence of their students through The Boys’ Network.
88% of participating Senior Leadership Teams stated this increase in confidence was seen in most or all of their students.
95% of mentors believe that, through The Boys’ Network, those involved are becoming more prepared for their future.
95% of mentors agreed they themselves would have benefited from being mentored when they were younger.
M10 Mentoring provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to personal and future development, giving students the tools and strategies they need to succeed in both their studies and their future careers.
"It has helped me have a better understanding of the world of work and how to manage myself in certain situations."
"[Boys need this] because we can't provide that 'real world' opportunity at school, and not all students have it at home. Students often don't believe things we tell them, so it makes a difference to hear it form an external voice."
"The young men involved in the project have flourished. Their self-confidence has increased and the mentoring sessions have supported them in increasing aspirations"
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