Too many young males of African, Caribbean and mixed origin are not reaching their full potential in education and employment. A recent BTEG survey of young black males aged 11-25 years showed that 80% believed that not enough was being done to help them succeed in education and employment.
Routes2Success (R2S) is an exciting new national programme set up to tackle this challenge head on by connecting 1200 young males with a volunteer force of successful black male role models to raise aspirations and encourage participants to follow the best routes to learning and career success. The objective is simple: to help improve education and employment outcomes and keep our young males away from the criminal justice system.
The programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and The Monument Trust for three years and will engage with a range of stakeholders including young black males, parents, role models, schools, pupil referral units, youth offending institutions and local community organisations.