A free program for young men aged 17 to 25, “who have personal potential but are in need of positive mentors” started in Woy Woy last week.
Building Blokes is a mentoring and development program that discusses current issues facing men, according to organisers from the Top Blokes Foundation. The organisation promotes the program for young men who “get into fights, drink too much, can’t control anger, have poor relationships, keep getting fines or just aren’t living your best life”. “Just by attending, participants can reduce their Revenue NSW fines by up to $2000.”
Central Coast program coordinator Mr Kevin Hull said: “We want young men to be equipped with the skills that allow them to make the best decisions for their lives. “Participants complete the program having learnt social and practical skills that allow them to make better informed decisions, ultimately improving their quality of life,” he added. The free eight-week program will be available at the Peninsula Community Centre, Woy Woy, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, every Monday. Places are still available in the program. “The program will particularly benefit those who display disengaged and at-risk behaviours including; alcohol or drug usage, lack of interest in education or employment, gambling and other behavioural concerns. Click here to read more.
Coast Community News; published July 31, 2018.