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Be The Mentor You Wish You'd Had

The Boys’ Network is a simple and effective mentoring programme that prepares boys for the world of work whilst raising their aspirations too. It uses an online platform connecting men in business, from all over the country, with students aged 14-16yrs.

We believe that men in industry can offer a wide range of experience in topics relative to the world of work. There is a real enthusiasm amongst our network of mentors; they are excited to share knowledge and insight, advice and support. 

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Guidance & Mentorship

We are looking for men who hold or have held a supervisory role, who  can commit to one hour with one student, once a month for 10 months.

The programme is really simple and it’s run online. This means that no matter where you are in the country, if you are able to get online, you would be able to mentor on  our programme.

Tony March
Isaac Hammond
Scott McHarg
Jeff Doran
Anthony Pollard
Tino Zisengwe
Geoff Baxter
Paul Weedon
Colin Jackson
Myooran Sithamparanathan
Simon Hanson
Carl Clarkson

Pathway To Success

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.

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Session 1
Self-Awareness

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.

Session 2
Resilience

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.

Session 3
Motivation

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.

Session 4
Empathy

Empathy fosters understanding and compassion towards others, facilitating effective communication, collaboration, and the ability to build meaningful relationships in both personal and professional settings.

Session 5
Social Skills

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.

Session 6
Teamwork

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.

Session 7
Time Management

Time Management skills enable individuals to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines, and optimise productivity, ensuring efficient use of time and resources to accomplish goals.

Session 8
Budget Management

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.

Session 9
Adapting to Change

Change Management is an essential skill in today's dynamic work environment, enabling individuals to navigate transitions, embrace innovation, and thrive amidst evolving circumstances.

Session 10
Interview Skills

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.

How To Become A Mentor

We have a simple 4-step application process to get mentors checked and signed up. If you have any questions, you can check out the FAQ's section or get in touch.

1

Send enquiry

Fill out the simple form below to start your application process.

2

Meet our ceo

Schedule an Informal interview & chat with our CEO, Stephen.

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Application Form

We'll send you a link to fill out the full application form.

4

dbs check

Apply for a DBS certificate to clear you for work with students.

Start Your Application

What You Need To Know

Below are some of the common questions we get asked about our Mentoring programmes. If there is anything you need to know that isn't directly answered below, please get in touch.

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What People Say About The Boy's Network

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.

“Some of my colleagues wondered why, when I’m so busy, would I take on a role like this? I felt it was important to give something back and be there for the lads so they could have a go at a successful future too.”

Mentor

"Being a mentor is very rewarding. I can see how this programme would have benefitted me when I was their age. And the mentees thoughts on the subject we cover give me a fresh outlook - it's a win win!"

Mentor

"Negative press stereotypes of the entitled, needy Gen Z are rubbish. These are keen, smart and able individuals who want to do their best in a world that is arguably more challenging than when I entered the world of work."

Mentor

"It has opened my eyes to the challenge that is presented to young people in the current climate and how someone, like myself, can have a positive impact in helping prepare them for that challenge through the provision of aa small amount of time."

Mentor

"I think if I had a mentor at the same stage of life, it would habe helped me on my journey that little bit quicker and made the ride more enjoyable. It would have helped me come to terms with the fact that I am 'enough' exactly as I am, and that it's okay to bring my whole self to work."

Mentor

"Mentoring has helped me understand just how scary and confusing the prospect of the world of work can be for young people and has personally made me reassess how I approach developing new starters in our business, especially when they are straight out of school."

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Become a Mentor

To apply to become part of our network of mentors, or to find out more information, please fill out the form below. One of our team will be in touch to discuss you application.

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Corporate Partnerships

This voluntary opportunity is an effective way for businesses to demonstrate their corporate social responsibility. Your company may be interested in partnering with us as part of your ESG strategy.

British Heart Foundation
Capita
Gherkin
Home Group
NHS
North Tyneside Learning Trust
North of Tyne Combined Authority
Northumbria Police
Sage
Salesforce
Saltbox
Staffvetting.com
The Culture Guy
The Pulse Rooms
Wave
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Our programme is designed to provide the mentees with an opportunity to learn from the real life experiences of their mentors as well as help you meet your CSR objectives.

We will help you meet your company CSR objectives, by providing the following:

Simple and enjoyable ONLINE volunteering opportunity - ONE hour, with ONE student, ONCE a month for TEN months
Demonstrate your commitment to positive social change by directly benefiting young people in your local community
Develop your employee skills including; communication, problem solving, active listening and coaching

For more information, click the button below to explore our Business Partnership options.