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


Building Blokes is a four or eight week mentoring and development program for young men aged 16-24 years. Using interactive and experiential learning, participants are challenged to address the social barriers to gaining and retaining employment.

This program qualifies under the Office of State Revenue, State Debt Recovery Working and Development Order program which enables participants to reduce their fines by participating in the program. 

This program  is delivered over 4 or 8 weeks (1 x 2 hour workshop per week).

The weekly topics for these workshops include:

  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Mental Health and the Workplace
  • Young Workers Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Risk Taking and Peer Pressure

If you are aged between 16-24 years, and have unpaid fines with Revenue NSW (previously the Department of State Debt Recovery), you can participate in our Building Blokes mentoring program to receive $1,000 off your fines (full compliance).

The program runs for one 2 hour session per week for either 4 or 8 weeks.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, click here to complete a registration form and someone from the Top Blokes team will contact you shortly.

There are elligibility criteria, which Top Blokes will discuss with you, when they contact. Please note, completing this form does not guarantee automatic registration. 


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 young men who have fines with the Department of State Debt Recovery, they can now volunteer their fines off by participating in some Top Blokes programs. Top Blokes Foundation is an approved organisation through the Work and Development Order (WDO) Scheme.

Please note that to be eligible to participate in the WDO scheme, the young man must qualify under a certain criteria, for example, receive Centrelink benefits. All applications to pay off fines through WDO will be assessed once the initial application has been received by the Top Blokes Foundation.