Raising Boys Achievement

HACAS, in collaboration with Excell3/WISE/National Black Boys’ Can Association launched in Community Mentoring project on 11 January 2011. The aims of the project are to raise aspirations, increase confidence and academic achievement in the boys attending the project. We primarily work with black boys aged 11-16 irrespective of academic, social and economic background.

Through active participation at a series of weekly sessions the boys are provided with valuable life skills, they are encouraged to develop a positive self-image and a determination to succeed in all aspects of their life as well as academically.

The sessions are delivered by committed, dedicated volunteer mentors who are predominantly made up of parent volunteers. We also have regular sessions lead by a professional life coach and mentor.

During the diverse weekly sessions the boys have regular interaction and can discuss their opinions in a safe positive and caring environment.


Guest speakers from different careers i.e. Barrister, Careers Officer, Police, Life coach, Franchise owner, Pastor, Athletics coach, Radiographer, Magistrate, Management Consultant, Civil Servant, and many other professionals.

Our Presentations Include

  • Personal development and presentations skills
  • Confidence and Leadership
  • Debating current affairs and topical subjects
  • Time Management & Goal setting
  • Career planning
  • Black History

We organise indoor and outdoor fun activities. Also, HACAS regularly hold social family events where the boys have the opportunity to do a presentation or a play for their parents to demonstrate what they have learned during the sessions.

We strongly believe that Every Boy Can achieve and has unique natural ability and skills. Our aim is to help them discover their skills, to praise their achievements and help them to succeed.