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Black Boys Can Association


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Black Boys Can Association

  1. 1. Black Boys Can National Youth Council
  2. 2. VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION <ul><li>Helping young people achieve both in school and in their personal development. </li></ul><ul><li>We work with both formal and non-formal organisations e.g.: Schools, Universities, parent groups, youth groups, faith groups, community groups. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The four pillars of NBBCA Maximising the true potential of pupils Effecting change in education policy & practice Equipping and supporting parents & carers Raising the academic aspirations & achievements of Pupils Empowering and equipping local communities
  4. 4. THE FACTS <ul><li>The government has set a benchmark that 54% of Students should be achieving 5 GCSE subjects at grades A*-C including English and Maths. However, many ethnic minority boys do not achieve these. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 40% of Black Caribbean Boys achieved 5 or more A*-C grade GCSEs in 2009 (from The Department of Education). </li></ul><ul><li>Which was the 3 rd lowest of the UK population </li></ul><ul><li>Other ethnic groups seem to do better such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Black African at 48% </li></ul><ul><li>Bangladeshi at 48% </li></ul><ul><li>Indian at 68% </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese at 70% </li></ul>
  5. 5. EXAMPLES OF PROGRAMMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE <ul><li>We empower young people within the non-formal settings by: </li></ul><ul><li>Providing personal development in community projects that engage young people aged 9-16 </li></ul><ul><li>Peer mentoring programme </li></ul><ul><li>Amos Bursary Scheme to support Black boys into Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Short courses: </li></ul><ul><li>Money management, personal development, employability skills, etc... These are accredited courses delivered in community settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Residential courses </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the army, police, fire service, role models and education institutions </li></ul>
  6. 6. AMOS BURSARY STUDENTS WITH BARONESS AMOS AT HOUSE OF LORDS LONDON We form a bridge between the formal sector and non-formal sector to help student to succeed in their academic studies. We also provide financial and mentoring support from key professionals
  7. 7. NATIONAL CONFERENCES Working with parents to help them support their young people in no formal settings. All of our conferences are co-chaired by young people as part of their development in leadership skills. Most of these conferences are free to the public.