• THE AWARD WINNING BOYHOOD TO MANHOOD TRAINING ACADEMY

    Registered Charity No. 1191613
     

    MANHOOD ACADEMY GLOBAL

  • What We Do

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    Who Are We?

    Boys Are Born Men Are Made

    Welcome to Manhood Academy Global (M.A.G). M.A.G is a registered Charity with a global reach that is committed to our children’s life-changing transformation opportunities.
     

    Our unique ‘rites of passage’ is a fusion of;

    • Transformative Master classes

    • 121 Intensive Life Coaching and Mentoring

      A life-changing, ‘Coming of Age’ rites of passage Cultural Exchange Abroad

    The Mission

    Our Why

    The world is transforming at an alarming rate, sometimes it is impossible to keep it.

     

    According to the Office for National Statistics Men account for 8 out of 10 people cautioned by the police, and nearly 9 out of 10 people found guilty for indictable offences are men. Men are responsible for 97% of burglary and 92% of violence against the person.

     

    It is clear that we are living in a society where something awful is happening to men. There seems to be a gap between manhood and adolescence and our mission at Manhood Academy Global is to address that gap by helping our sons make that transition from childhood to manhood.

     

    We could be here all day dissecting the issues within our community, issues that seem to be spearheaded by men. Whatever your social standpoint, we cannot stick our head in the sand pretending that there is no problem. There is a massive issue and this issue is having a major effect on society.

     

    "If you do not initiate the boy into the village he will burn it down just to feel the warmth"

    African saying

     

    Our Vision

    ‘Building Responsible Leaders of Tomorrow for the World of Today’

    The Mission Statement

    To nurture, through a ‘Rites of Passage program, The evolution of our ‘Boys to Men’ through social, emotional, economic and spiritual guidance, under the wings of M.A.G.

  • ONLINE COURSES / REMOTE EDUCATION / EVENTS / SERVICES

    Due To COVID-19 We Have Closed All Of Our Physical Sessions.

    In The Meanwhile Please Check Out Our Online Courses For Remote Learners.

  • Please Donate To Us

    There Are Two Ways To Donate - Direct or Via Go Fund Me

    Donations

    Manhood Academy Global has chosen not to rely on external funding to survive, we want to rely on our mothers, our fathers, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, friends, affiliates and allies.

     

    We want to rely on the community; members of our village to pull together to ensure our sons in particular, get the protection they deserve.

    Go Fund Me

    Join us as we take a group of teenagers for a 10 day rites of passage & cultural experience in

    The Gambia (West Africa)

     

    They will learn about manhood, reconnect with their culture, bathe in their heritage & develop

    a powerful sense of tradition.

     

    With the help of AGA Tours & the community we aim to stimulate global opportunities for learning in the minds of our children.

     

    We want our children to sit around the fire with their reunited brothers & compare each others worlds & stories with the hopes of bringing them closer together

  • Our Highlights in Images

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    MAG on BBC

    MAG IN AFRICA

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    MAG AWARDED FOR A BAFTA FOR THIS SHORT DOCUMENTARY

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  • Our Curriculum

    We utilise the power of animation to teach our students about positive masculinity, self-esteem, identity and behaviour. We decided to avoid traditional routes of teaching because we found it repetitive and outdated.

     

    Our dynamic approach and unique curriculum allow us to present repetitive and challenging concepts in a new and empowering way.

    We analyse characters such as The Hulk and explore his relationship with anger or Naruto who had unresolved issues with friendships and his parents, being accepted and being misunderstood.

    Cycle 1 - Earth

    Module includes: Core values, health & nutrition, hygiene, law, identity, education, survival skills, values, beliefs, agriculture, goals, commitment, boundaries, passion and purpose.

     

    This module ensures that our youth have a strong solid foundation. FUNdamentals.

     

    'A Tree With Strong Roots Laughs In The Face Of The Storm.'

     

    Cycle 2 - FIRE

    Modules Include: Identifying feelings, conflict resolution, anger management, passion and pain, raw truth, movement, sound, trauma, and fire.

     

    This module ensures that our youth are aware of the difference between passion and anger and encouraging them to channel this amazing force in the right direction

     

    "Sky Above Me. Earth below me. FIRE WITHIN ME"

    Cycle 3 - WATER

    Modules Include: Behaviour, transference, healing, meditation, visualisation, movement, calmness

     

    This module ensures that our youth are aware of coping and behavioural strategies.

     

    "Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless like Water" - Bruce Lee

    Cycle 4 - AIR

    Modules Include:

    Attitude, elevation, enterprise, legacy, entrepreneurship, critical thinking, chess, mindset, leadership, economics, and prosperity.

     

    This module ensures that our youth are mentally ready and focused on creating their legacy.

     

    "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful" Eric Thomas

     

    Cycle 5 - THE CAVE

    Manhood Academy Global provides challenging cultural learning experiences for young people, enhancing their social and personal development through our rites of passage.

    CYCLE 6 - LEGACY

    The final stage is LEGACY. It is here where the young people begin a new cycle. The focus here is leadership, enterprise and social action. To find out more please contact us.

    The Man of the 6 Paths Transformational Model

    We have condensed our cycles and created the amazing Man of The 6 Paths Transformational model. Watch this space

  • Media Coverage

    BBC iPlayer

    (8.2.2019)

    This is My Life: Boys To Men shines a light on the very real issues facing teenage boys in London, as they learn how to navigate through the challenging transition from boyhood to manhood.

    BBC

    (18.6.2017)

    BBC News feature

    London Live / Sky 117 (18.6.2017)

    London Live interview about our work in the community.

    The Voice Newspaper

    (18.6.2017)

    Boys are born, men are made.

    The Guardian Newspaper

    How a Gambian manhood ceremony helps turn London boys into men

    HUCK Magazine

    The Manhood Academy where boys become men Pivot Points: Stories of Change

    CNN International

    Knives and gangs: What's driving Britain's broken boys to crime?
  • Meet The Team

    We've got a top notch team!

    Colin Lovelace

    Senior Leadership Team

    Your Skills - Empathetic, understanding, Logical, Solution focus, Consistent and Grounded

     

    Why MAG
    I joined MAG to see if I could make a difference to a young person’s life. I didn’t quite know what to expect so I was anxious, especially as I have not done this type of work before. I have help raise 4 children of my own and without really noticing I have also help raise many children, such as my Nieces, Nephews, my friends children. It’s amazing what impact you can have on a young person just by being there for them, being honest and also consistent. Is not an easy task, but the rewards far outweigh the work.


    My role on MAG is a Coach or Facilitator, who assists with the running of the workshops and programmes. I also sit on the senior leadership team to help with the making of decisions for the organisation. I also help to oversee the Finance team. I have also plan some of the external activities for the Young Masters, such as Paint-balling, Roller skating and Boxing.


    Favourite Quote
    "Your background and circumstances may have influenced who you are, but you alone are responsible for who you become”

     

    In Closing / Final Words
    I feel a great sense of achievement knowing that I have helped a young person get through something challenging by giving the tools to problem solve or navigate their way through difficult life
    situations.

    Emma Platt

    Senior Leadership Team

    Your skills:

    Idea generation, implementation, streamlining, problem solving.

     

    Why MAG:

    Being part of MAG gives me an opportunity to pour into supporting our young people and their parents in a meaningful way. Together we can change lives and rebuild the community.

     

    I think the MAG work is so important, and I take the responsibility very seriously.

     

    Favourite Quote:

    “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” - Maya Angelou

     

    In Closing / Final Words:

    I believe our young people need our support not our condemnation (they get enough of that). We need them and they need us!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Notes

    Registered Charity No. 1191613​

    “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

    Frederick Douglass

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