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Youth Personal Development and Leadership Program

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.� Frederick Douglass


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LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Greengs, Our society is facing challenging mes in meeng the prosocial needs of our youth. The causave aermath is an increase in administraon of disciplinary acons in our school system; especially for young men of color. The counterproducve and cascading eect is widespread and is most associated, but not limited to, underserved students in low socioeconomic communies. This is a naonal struggle and has long term implicaons for tomorrow’s work force and societal cultures. According to the latest research from the Gurian Instute: • Boys receive two-thirds of the D’s and F’s in our schools but less than 40% of the A’s • Boys are twice as likely as girls to be labeled “emoonally disturbedâ€?. • Boys are twice as likely to be diagnosed with a behavioral or learning disorder. • Boys are four mes as likely as girls to be suspended or expelled from early childhood and K-12 learning environments. • Boys are behind girls in most developmental stages, behavioral, academic, and social indicators in all industrialized countries. Currently, in the United States, 1 out of 3 youth lack a trusted role model they can turn to for guidance and advice when needed. Without proper guidance, our youth are at greater risk for lower-academic performance and key candidates for becoming high school dropouts. There are over 9 million youth in the United States facing daily challenges in their homes and neighborhood environments. These formidable situaons may cause youth to engage in potenally destrucve habits; adversely impacng their ability to stay in school and evolve into successful adults. The Gentlemen By Choice Community Development Corporaon’s Youth Personal Development and Leadership program serves as a prevenon and intervenon alternave designed to meet youth where they are and provide them basic life skills to support their evoluon into adulthood. Since it incepon in 2014, GBC has sought to serve as a transformaonal experience for young men, the program evolved to now include young ladies. The program focuses on teaching youth basic life skills in the areas of Leadership, Image, Financial Literacy and Eque?e (L.I.F.E) training. Priority is placed on teaching students pro-social skills associated with suc-cess. These skills include: leadership, work ethic, eecve communicaon, self-esteem, posive aBtude, adaptability, crical problem solving and collaboraon to name a few. By supporng the GBC program though volunteering, donaons, and partnership, you are helping change the lives of many children throughout the naon; an eort the will yield a posive trajectory for a be?er America. Today GBC has grown to serve over 500 students in the metropolitan Las Vegas Area; over 200 students in Maui, Hawaii; and over 100 students in Tacoma, Washington. Please join in our diligent eorts as we connue our mission in “developing tomorrow’s leaders todayâ€?.

Sincerely, Richard Jack III CEO/Execuve Director Gentlemen By Choice


LEADERSHIP

The concept of leadership focuses on the skills and mind sets that create the traits to build future leaders How� to Lead Posive Interacons Leaderships Skill Development “


IMAGE

The concept of image focuses on teaching students the value of appearance and how to properly maintain it. Dress and Appearance Hygiene Grooming


The concept of ďŹ nancial literacy focuses on teaching students the basic principles of money and praccal ways to manage it responsibly.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

Value of money Budgeng Decision Making


ETIQUETTE

The concept of equee focuses on teaching students the skills To navigate social sengs

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Character Development Improve Communicaon Enhance Non-Verbal Skills

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ANNUAL GALA

The Annual Gala allows students, parents, community leaders, and the community-at-large to celebrate the accomplisments of the students in the program


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Students learn the power of giving back and helping others through community service


To Whom It May Concern, You have the extraordinary opportunity to correct a huge anthropological disparity and make a tremendous difference in transforming the lives of hundreds of children. If you are motivated to become an intricate part of this endeavor, we’d certainly welcome a donation of any amount to help us cultivate character development and promote prosocial skills as we further develop tomorrow’s leaders today. Your contribution will be instrumental in helping reduce incessant suspension rates and reverse escalating crime statistics while providing youth critical basic life skills. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Your donation supports Gentlemen By Choice Community Development Corporation for the empowerment of disenfranchised and underserved children across the Las Vegas valley. The procurement of funds provides an opportunity for program sustainability and expands the organization’s ability to reach youth, on both a local and national level. Please make your tax-deductible contribution by: Visiting our website: www.gentlementbychoice.org Or by mailing a check: 3220 Visionary Bay North Las Vegas, NV 89081 Thank you once again! Sincerely, Richard Jack III Executive Director Gentlemen By Choice


states of Nevada, Hawaii, and Washington. It is through the generous support of the community, donors, volunteers, school districts, parents, students and sta that we are able to accomplish this amazing work,

THANK YOU

GBC is a program that oers a comprehensive approach to mentoring by combining the four principles of LIFE to impact a diverse set of students in the


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