The Ultimate Gentleman

is creating strategies and solutions to help boys and young men succeed.

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Jumpstart Mentor
$25
per month
Supports research towards the development of project initiatives aiming at improving the lives of at-risk male youth.

Primary research will focus on the conditions/circumstances that lead to, or outcomes that are the result of, mental health disparities affecting young men of color residing in urban core communities. 
Support Mentor
$50
per month
Supplies one (1) at-risk male youth with 5 books per year for Taste and Talk Book Club.

The Taste and Talk Book club is aimed at getting young men more interested in reading and writing with a focus on improving the literacy of middle-school aged boys in at-risk neighborhoods. Each session will allow students to sample fine food while engaging in conversation about classic and contemporary literature.
Impact Mentor
$100
per month
Covers one youth development professional to attend a 3-hour Super Mentors Academy workshop.

Our Super Mentors Academy prepares youth professionals on how to use evidenced-based strategies to mentor at-risk male boys and young men. Professionals learn how to use the art of storytelling to teach and guide youth toward success.

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About

In January 2020, I was blessed to celebrate 30 years of service to children and youth. Since that time, I've tutored, mentored and counseled more than 2,000 boys and young men from many different backgrounds and circumstances. Like many of them, I was a child from a single parent, female dominated household.

Although my mother did an outstanding job caring and providing for me and my three sisters, the absence and influence of men who lead their families left me unsure about what it meant to be a caring husband and father. I believe this same uncertainty has become more prevalent in the lives of boys and young men today and I understand first-hand the negative impact an absent father can have on a child’s life.

Today, I'm on a mission is to help as many boys and young men grow into caring, responsible and productive adult men. I've committed my life to creating resources and developing opportunities for young people to extend their talents, abilities, strengths, hopes and dreams beyond the boundaries of their neighborhoods.

My hope is to see boys and young men develop in to the kind of men who will take ownership of their communities as future providers, leaders, teachers, and relationship builders.

Your support can help me continue and bolster the following youth focused initiatives including: Super Mentors Academy, Taste & Talk Book Club and Coffee Shop Conversations with Kids. 
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When we reach $1,000 per month, we will begin the Taste & Talk Book Club and start production on Coffee Shop Conversations.
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