Mentee Chris Smith and mentor Darren Macdonald were interviewed on this recent BBC World Service programme on Waithood about delaying adulthood. Chris, once again, brings his radical honesty, vulnerability and grace to the airwaves. Check them out at 18:14 The Compass – Caught in Waithood – BBC World Service
Kyren Barrett tells the Crawley News his story. From being a repeatedly violent offender to an aspiring youth worker. Transformation is possible. This is a young man who has spent 8 years in prison. And now thanks to abob, he has found a sense of purpose. Former Thomas Bennett pupil who used to earn money beating people up turning … Read More
Conservative MP Caroline Ansell visited the recent Eastbourne Homecoming ceremony and was very impressed.
She wrote about it glowingly in her recent newsletter. In it she says that “it was humbling to learn about this Homecoming ceremony and to see young men many from troubled pasts, take steps back into their families
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aBoB received the highest charity accolade, the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service on Monday July 20th at Brighton’s Corn Exchange. It was a wonderful event – warm, humorous and most importantly, a deserved recognition of how far abob have come as an organisation. It was truly moving to see all the aBoB men present – young and old – receive … Read More
The Crawley Observer reports on the big news – abob’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2015. In it, Chief Executive, Nathan Roberts, recognises “the contribution of over 150 men from Brighton, Crawley and Eastbourne who have stepped up to work with troubled young men across our county.” He also pays tribute to the wider context of this news when he says: “What … Read More
Dan Hartley and Nathan Roberts, abob’s Head of Operations and Chief Exec at Buckingham Palace. They were invited to the Queen’s Garden Party on May 28th to mark the brilliant news that aBoB have received the prestigious Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service 2015. This an award for the entire community of mentors and mentees who have given of themselves to serve … Read More
Theo Merz from Telegraph Man online joined a Beyond The Hero weekend. Here he interviews Michael Boyle about what abob can offer in terms of a rites of passage experience to young men. Merz also announces the news about abob’s expansion to London and Thames Valley. Exciting times. “The purpose of initiation is to align the individual with the tribe, … Read More