Journeyman UK is a registered charity that supports boys aged 13 to 17 in discovering their potential as they navigate the choppy waters of adolescence. They enable communities to skilfully take responsibility for supporting their boys and young men become the adults they want to be.
Journeyman UK believes that all boys need mature male role models and a reason to connect. They provide regular local meetups of men and boys, hanging out, making fires and talking about the stuff that really matters. Once a year there is a Rites Of Passage Weekend for new boys. They invite them to start the journey all boys must eventually go on – choosing to become a mature man. Men also support each other. Being a man is a life’s journey and we all – men and boys – need good elders and trustworthy peers.
Journeyman UK is not a one-size-fits-all organization. They recognize that each boy’s journey is different and they tailor their support accordingly. They believe that the best way to support boys is to create a community of men and boys who are committed to helping each other grow and become the best versions of themselves.
Here are some of the things that Journeyman UK does:
- Provide training and support for men who want to become mentors to boys.
- Organize regular meetups of men and boys where they can connect, talk, and learn from each other.
- Offer a Rites Of Passage Weekend for new boys, where they can start their journey to becoming a mature man.
- Provide support and resources to communities that are working to support their boys.
Journeyman UK helps young teenage boys in a number of ways, including:
- Providing positive male role models. The mentors at Journeyman UK are all men who are committed to helping boys grow and become the best versions of themselves. They provide boys with guidance, support, and a positive example of what it means to be a man.
- Creating a safe space for boys to talk. Boys often don’t have a lot of opportunities to talk about their feelings and experiences. Journeyman UK provides a safe space where boys can talk to their mentors about anything that’s on their mind.
- Helping boys develop their emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. Journeyman UK helps boys develop their emotional intelligence by teaching them how to identify and express their emotions in a healthy way.
- Encouraging boys to take risks and try new things. Adolescence is a time for boys to explore their interests and try new things. Journeyman UK encourages boys to take risks and step outside of their comfort zones.
- Building boys’ confidence. Many boys struggle with low self-esteem. Journeyman UK helps boys build their confidence by providing them with positive feedback and encouragement.
- Helping boys develop a sense of purpose. It’s important for boys to have a sense of purpose in their lives. Journeyman UK helps boys develop a sense of purpose by teaching them about the importance of giving back to their community.
Journeyman UK’s work is based on the belief that all boys need positive male role models and a safe space to talk about their feelings and experiences. By providing these things, Journeyman UK helps boys grow into healthy, well-adjusted men.
Here are some specific examples of how Journeyman UK has helped young teenage boys:
- A boy who was struggling with low self-esteem was helped by his mentor to identify his strengths and talents. He began to take more risks and try new things, and his confidence grew.
- A boy who was having trouble making friends was helped by his mentor to join a local sports team. He made friends and learned the importance of teamwork.
- A boy who was struggling with anger management was helped by his mentor to learn how to express his anger in a healthy way. He learned how to take deep breaths and count to ten when he felt angry.
- A boy who was considering dropping out of school was helped by his mentor to stay in school. He learned about the importance of education and how it could help him achieve his goals.
These are just a few examples of how Journeyman UK has helped young teenage boys. The organization’s work is making a real difference in the lives of boys across the UK.
If you are interested in learning more about Journeyman UK, you can visit their website at www.journeymanuk.org