Welcome to Manhood Academy Global (M.A.G). M.A.G is a community-based company 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 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"
‘Building Responsible Leaders of Tomorrow for the World of Today’
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.
WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO HAVE;
MAG's work embodies a set of core values. These values are important because they ensure that each member of our movement, from Trustees, frontline staff, facilitators and volunteers and our young people are required to maintain these fundamentals principles.
Walk into any one of MAG's programmes and you will see these core values being demonstrated every day. Every aspect of MAG's work, from the support we offer families, to the way we execute our vision is underpinned by these FIVE guiding core values. Please click below to see our values.
They say the lands of Africa are the most fertile in the world. If you plant anything anywhere in Africa it will grow.
This is something that happened in October 2014, when my daughter Makaylah; who was 9 at the time; and myself (Davis) journeyed to Africa, for the first time. Whilst out there, we both planted our essence in Africa. When we returned to the UK from The Gambia, 9 year old Makaylah, became an author of a book called "My First Trip to The Gambia."
Her father, on the other hand, returned with the vision of launching a Rites of Passage experience for young boys who needed to be inducted into Manhood. Boys Are Born - Men Are Made. Months later, the multi award winning, Manhood Academy for Boys was birthed.
"Heal the boy and the man will appear"
After hard graft and heavy lifting (2015 - 2018) on the eve of Christmas 2018, The Manhood team lead by Davis Williams and Albert Mada took 14 teenage Londoners to West Africa, on a historic ‘Rites of Passage’ experience, where they went to experience the same thing as Davis, Makaylah and countless others, who have ~dipped their toes~ on Africa's fertile ground.
This rites of passage to The Gambia was historic, life-changing and transformational. Africa had planted its revolutionary seeds of change within the psyche of these 14 teenage boys. We patiently await the harvest.
On our return from The Gambia in January 2019 there were major changes. The personal behind Manhood Academy changed as we shifted towards a more GLOBAL VISION. Africa planted its revolutionary seeds of change within Manhood Academy, as a result we decided to change our name to Manhood Academy Global (M.A.G)
On the 23rd February 2019 we changed our name from Manhood Academy to Manhood Academy Global (M.A.G). This life-changing expansion had to be done because we wanted to further ensure that our children are exposed to a global platform. Africa is a continent for the future. Africa and the world are the ideal places for our children, to become not only men but to connect them to the robust and unexplored wealth that this planet has to offer.
We want our children to become ethical leaders that not only think and act locally but for them to make inspire globally.
Thank you to all who have supported Manhood Academy for Boys, over the years. M.A.G, now looks forward to developing healthy and progressive relationships, in the months to come.
A special thank you to Mr Hughie Rose and Mrs Angela Rose from AG Associates who coordinated both trips to The Gambia. AG Associates, and AG Tours, we look forward to taking many more trip with you in the future.
ONLINE COURSES / REMOTE EDUCATION
Due To COVID-19 We Have Closed All Of Our 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
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
Take a look and enjoy!
MAG on BBC
MAG IN AFRICA
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MAG AWARDED FOR A BAFTA FOR THIS SHORT DOCUMENTARY
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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 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 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
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 News feature
London Live / Sky 117 (18.6.2017)
London Live interview about our work in the community.
The Voice Newspaper
Boys are born, men are made.
The Guardian Newspaper
Meet The Team
We've got a top notch team!
Senior Leadership Team
Your Skills - Empathetic, understanding, Logical, Solution focus, Consistent and Grounded
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.
"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
Senior Leadership Team
Idea generation, implementation, streamlining, problem solving.
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.
“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!