Routes2Succes is national project that uses successful black male volunteers to engage with black boys and young black men aged 11-25 years. The role models want to inspire young black males by sharing stories of their own routes to success. They also want to hear from the young people about their aspirations.
BTEG wants all young people to reach their full potential, succeed in education and enter good jobs and careers. We want to see young black males entering the full range of occupations such as engineering, law, medicine, teaching, architecture, construction, banking, and creative industries. BTEG is targeting young black males for the following reasons:
We asked young black males ‘what makes a good role model?’ They said:
Black boys and young black men from African, Caribbean and mixed backgrounds aged 11-25 years.
Routes2Sucess aims to:
The programme has been funded by the Big Lottery and The Monument Trust for three years.
BTEG wants black boys and young black men to be fully involved in the delivery of the programme. Young people can:
All the young people who take part in R2S events will be asked to complete a feedback form at the end of the event. The feedback form will include questions about (a) whether the event was inspirational; (b) whether they are more likely to stay in education because of the event; (c) whether the event has increased their interest in self-employment.
Our friendly team are fully committed to making a real difference to the life chances and opportunities for black boys and young black men in England.
Jeremy Crook OBE, Director of BTEG
Jeremy’s role to manage the R2S team and to help ensure the project is implemented successfully.
Brianna Cyrus, Routes2Sucess Programme manager
Brianna’s manages the project and the Project Support Officer and is responsible for recruiting and inducting role models, attracting corporate supporters and ensuring the project involves young people in all of our activities.
Whtiney Otchere, Project Support Officer
Whitney leads on communication and social networking, event management and youth involvement.
Collette Noel, Local Development Officer
Collette supports young people on social entrepreneurial and local development projects.