Male-led group mentoring, bushcraft survival, practical lifeskill training for boys age 11-15 years.
Lads Need Dads seeks to empower and enable boys age 11-15 with absent fathers or limited access to a male role model, to be motivated, responsible, capable, resilient and emotionally competent, to prevent them becoming at-risk of under achieving, offending, exclusion or dropping out of school. Lads Need Dads is a Not-For-Profit Community Interest Company based in Tendring, Essex.Why the community needs us
Numerous statistics document the fact that fatherless boys are far more likely to drop out of school, abuse alcohol and / or drugs, join gangs or go to prison than boys with fathers. A father's absence is linked to aggression, anti-social behaviour and low self-esteem. According to the Centre for Social Justice, for children growing up in some of the poorest parts of the country, men are rarely encountered in the home or in the classroom. This is an ignored form of deprivation.Our impact on the community
The outcomes that we aim to achieve are: - increased school attendance and academic engagement - Reduction in disruptive behaviour / anger - Raised self-esteem and increased emotional resilience - Increased confidence and motivation - Reduced risk of offending - Reduction in school exclusion figures. Lads Need Dads is managed by a team of highly experienced Directors who have a background in Education, Criminal Justice, and Health and Social Care.
LADS NEED DADS are expanding its team of male volunteers. Please contact us for more information.