Building Blokes: Mentoring Program For Young Men Aged 16-24

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LATEST NEWS: We are hosting information sessions this February 2018, for our Building Blokes program across the Central Coast, Western Sydney and Illawarra regions.

Please click here to register your interest to attend and be kept informed of times and locations.

Building Blokes is an eight-week mentoring and development program for young men aged 16-24 years. Using interactive and experiential learning, the program is designed to encourage participants to build personal resilience and informed decision-making skills. We provide practical and social skills to address barriers faced by young men, by further developing their self-esteem and communication.

To learn more about the program from a recent participant, please watch Tomas' story below:

This program is delivered weekly via a two-hour workshop facilitated by youth workers, to help young men improve their personal and work relationships. 

The weekly topics for these workshops include:

  • Masculinity
  • Communication and Anger Management
  • Peer pressure and Risk Taking
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Mental Health and Positive Psychology
  • Gambling
  • Healthy Relationships and Social Media

* Topics can be adjusted to suit a target group.

This program also qualifies under the Office of State Revenue, State Debt Recovery Work and Development Order (WDO) program which enables participants to reduce their fines by participating in the program. Please click the links below for more information regarding WDO.

Building Blokes is for you if you:

  • are aged between 16-24 years and;
  • would benefit from peer-mentoring focused on a range of topics central to a top blokes' development; and/or
  • have unpaid fines with Revenue NSW (previously the Department of State Debt Recovery) and require a Work and Development Order program to assist you

Click here to complete a registration form and someone from the Top Blokes team will contact you shortly.

(There are eligibility criteria which Top Blokes will discuss with you. Please note, completing this form does not guarantee automatic registration into the program) 


Are you interested in having this program run for clients of your service?

Would you like more information about being part of the program?

Please fill out the Expression of Interest Form and a Top Blokes team member will be in touch shortly.

If you know of a young man who has fines with the Department of State Debt Recovery, they can reduce their debt by participating in the Building Blokes program - up to $2,000 over our eight-week program. Top Blokes Foundation is an approved organisation through the Work and Development Order (WDO) Scheme.

Please note: to be eligible to participate in the WDO scheme, the young man must qualify under certain criteria, for example, receive Centrelink benefits. More information can be found on the NSW Revenue website.

All applications to pay off fines through WDO will be assessed once the initial application has been received by the Top Blokes Foundation.