Access Boys Program

Growing up is full of challenges. Many boys are facing barriers that may be holding them back from future success. Intercommunity is committed to engaging, inspiring and empowering young boys by creating space and opportunities that allows them to engage in skills building, educational, creative, and fun activities. Access Boys Program provides critical support that helps young boys overcome barriers, build positive relationships, experience opportunities, and develop skills they need to succeed. When we engage young boys, we make a big impact on their lives, families, and their communities. Access boys program compose of key components:

School-Based Chapter

Access Boys Program strives to provide academic support that get boys or youth engaged in school and help them work towards long-term post-secondary and career goals. Youth in the program will be connect with supports such as homework help and tutorial assistance, mentorship, workshops, social action projects, fun activities and more.

Boys Meetup Community Chapter

A space for boys to hangout, meet other, get homework help, access free computer, develop life skills, music, play games and engage in other fun and creative activities.

Out of School Boys Chapter

This chapter is for young boys who have never been to school or those who have dropped out of school. We help to connect young boys to skills training at vocational skills training centres or apprenticeship program. This will help them to learn skills trades and gain employment or become self-employed to improve their livelihoods and support their families. We also provide mentoring, life skills, hands-on skills and other program activities.

Program Activities


Youth are partnered up with a mentor who can support and empower them in making positive choices and setting attainable goals. Mentors guide, advice, support and assist young boys with goals and future life planning.

Counselling & Psychosocial Support

We provide counselling services and psychosocial support for youth who have experienced or are facing challenges relating to life transitions, behavioural problem, alcohol and drugs addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health issues that affect their psychosocial wellbeing.

Educational Activities

An educational activity that helps student build academic skills, discover their interest, shape career goals, and plan for academic future. We help students with homework, tutorial and study skills.

Life Skills

Youth are given opportunities to discover their gifts, talents, interests, and the opportunities that exist all around them. The chance to practice and learn life skills will ideally direct youth along a path that leads to future success.

  • Self-esteem and Confidence
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anti-bullying
  • Self-care and compassion
  • Healthy relationships
  • Drugs and alcohol use
  • Sex and sexuality

Hands-on Life Skills

Arts and crafts- including drawing, sculpture, painting, cards and gifts making, graffiti art, videography, photography and more.

Career Planning

This involves discussions about career choices and planning. By identifying youth interests and applying those interests to education and skills development, youth are more likely to engage in skills training and post-secondary education.

Livelihood Skills Trades

We provide and supports skills training that help young boys learn skills trade at vocational skills training centres or apprenticeship program. This can help young boys especially those who have never been to school or have dropped out of school to learn the skills or career they need to gain employment or become self-employed to improve their livelihoods and support their families.

Technology & Media Literacy

Access Boys Program provides opportunities for boys to have access and use technology and devices such as computer and tablet, and navigate the internet to aid learning, explore online resources, personal and career development, networking with people and more.