The third life cycle point is supporting the boys at risk of exclusion from school, exhibiting challenging behaviour, not engaging well with adults or peers to find strategies to change behaviour and stay engaged with education. It is a continuation of the primary boys development, run on the same lines, 5 group sessions, clear selection criteria and one to one work where deemed necessary.
An additional risk factor at this point of boy’s lives is entering unhealthy relationships with girls or not understanding what a healthy relationship is. We run a Healthy Relationship programme of 5 sessions in partnership with secondary schools, supporting boys understand and challenge their own perceptions in a safe space. This project has run in partnership with a girls and mixed gender organisation , by having single gender girls groups running alongside and then bringing them together in for 5 mixed gender sessions.