About the program
Stepping Up has been developed in response to the need - expressed by primary school principals - for a social education program specifically designed for boys aged 10-13. This age group is ill-equipped to handle issues like bullying, mental health and digital activity. As they often model their behaviour on the small network of people in their home lives, if they cannot receive positive role modelling and support, they become more likely to develop issues later in life, including anger and mental health problems, experimentation with drugs and alcohol and overall poorer well-being.
The Stepping Up program aims to address many of the emerging social issues facing boys, as well as help them develop key social and decision-making skills. There are 11 workshops available and we work with the school to decide the topics that will be delivered over the 8-week program.