DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMEN'S CLUB
CHANGING BOYS INTO GENTLEMEN
The Distinguished Gentlemen's Club (DGC) is a mentoring program that empowers young men in grades 3rd through 12th to become community leaders.
Established in 2008, DGC has provided exceptional enrichment and leadership development opportunities to youth in the Tri-County area. Our program offers youth the chance to create unique experiences through various educational and leadership activities, including small-group mentorship and peer cohorts. Our mission is to transform these young men into natural-born leaders ready to take on the world. Our curriculum is tailored to critical areas that we believe to be essential for youth development and preparation for the real world,
Three core focus:
College and Career Readiness
THE GENTLEMEN'S CREED
I AM A GENTLEMAN,
I am a part of a BROTHERHOOD of positive men,
I am true to my GOD, my COMMUNITY, and MYSELF,
I have INTELLIGENCE, CLASS, and DIGNITY,
I will set and achieve my GOALS,
I will carry myself in a way that reflects my MORALS and VALUES,
I will respect my BROTHERS, ELDERS, LADIES, and MYSELF,
I AM the FUTURE,
I AM a DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN.
There are several incentives and rewards in place for each member that follows the expectations set by the program. The members enjoy gatherings at the bowling alley, skating rink, movie theatres, etc. as a result of good behavior and good character. All of these, of course, is predicated on the progress and growth of the club members.
The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club also has several events that are planned each year for the boys:
A jump start to the year where our members and families come together to celebrate a new year of service and mentorship.
LYS Awards and Induction Ceremony
This is a recognition ceremony for the boys who committed to the success of the program throughout the year with consistent participation at monthly sessions and community service projects and recognizing each child for their academic successes. After applicants complete the required process, they will officially be recognized as a Distinguished Gentleman via a ceremony. There are two ceremonies yearly at the end of the semester.
This is a celebration of a completed year for all the boys who maintain participation throughout the year with monthly sessions & community service while maintaining responsibilities with home and school expectations.