Do you know a boy? JourneymanUK is running its annual Rites of Passage Adventure Weekend (RoPAW) on the 7th – 10th of July 2016 (near Stroud) for boys of all backgrounds aged 14 to 17. Imagine a place where boys are guided to become the best men they can be by committed local men in their community. This is what Journeyman offers. If you know a boy who can benefit for this in his life please share this.
JourneymanUK Contemporary Rites of Passage – Rites of passage have played an important role in many cultures for thousands of years. Today, these rites have mostly been lost and boys often lack clear markers on their journey to manhood. During this phase support is needed to help us safely explore who we are and who we might become as an independent adult, this is what JourneymanUK is rebuilding in a contemporary way.
On the RoPAW the boys are challenged and supported through a series of carefully facilitated activities where we guide them to discover their own individual strengths, talents and gifts. Having to respond in new way creates a powerful experience that helps boys cope with the ordeals of adolescence. Our challenge is not about sport, bush-craft or survival skills, it goes deeper into the heart and story of each boy. He will be led towards an understanding of who he is and to start creating a vision for who he wants to be in the future. We use mythology, story, exercises, team work, emotional awareness, and celebration to help them find their own integrity, courage, respect, passion and leadership.
It is an exhilarating and often life changing experience that many boys say they will never forget.
In our RoPAW we have a staff to boy ratio of about 2 to 1, with up to 40 male volunteers (adults and young men who have previously participated) for up to 20 young men. All staff are vetted and DBS checked.
For more details of JourneymanUK and the full mentoring programme please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. This is primarily for boys in the Stroud/Bristol area.