Mighty Men of Valour vow to help 300 Croydon men find work through mentoring project

A Croydon mentoring project launched last week aims to help 300 young men and fathers find work in the next 12 months.

Mighty Men of Valour, based in New Addington, will offer information and advice to men on health, parenting and marital support.

Outreach mentor Ethan May was on the scheme himself and now helps others with domestic issues:

“The passion for me to get out of bed isn’t the 9 to 5, it isn’t the pay check,” he said.

“A wise person said to me that if you help one person in your life, that should be enough so I pride myself on finding that one person, whether I’ve found that person already, or whether I’m yet to find them.”

The scheme will be run twice a week at the Family Centre in Fieldway where they will have support sessions on personal finance and parenting skills.

Their aim is to support boys in the transition to adulthood and to address specific issues men face in their roles both at work and within the family.

The project received a grant from the Sports Relief Dispossessed Fund which was set up in 2010 to help grassroots charities tackling inequality across London.

Sessions are run between 3pm and 5pm on Tuesdays and noon until 3pm on Fridays.

For details on the scheme call 08000 731325 or email [email protected]

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