Gentlemen By Choice Community Development Corporation’s (GBC) Youth Personal Development and Leadership program is a social-emotional intervention and prevention alternative designed to provide training in the areas of Leadership, Image, Financial management and Etiquette (L.I.F.E). The program promotes positive growth development, supportive relationship, problem-solving and civic engagement in the service and development of the whole child. The program deliberately targets at-risk youth from underserved communities. A strategic blend of structure, discipline, and professionalism provide youth with the “how to” in L.I.F.E skills training. Priority is placed on teaching youth soft skills associated with success. These skills include work ethic, effective communication, self-esteem, positive attitude, adaptability, critical problem solving and teamwork to name a few.
"If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth the distance run. Yours is the earth and that is within in. And which is more, you'll be a man my son!"
"If" By Ruyard Kipling
Gentlemen By Choice’s Youth Personal Development and Leadership program is developing tomorrow’s leaders today. GBC's secondary mission is to revolutionize youth mentorship by intentionally raising organizational standards and delivering a high quality program that provides youth substance, strategies and practices that will prepare them for the 21 Century workforce and social engagement.
Educate, equip, and empower youth with basic skill sets that will enable them to exceed the demands of a complex and changing world.Gentlemen By Choice Community Development Corporation’s (GBC) mission is to educate, equip, and empower youth to exceed the demands of a complex and changing world. This vision is realized through the strategic development of a corporate structure that would enable GBC to systematically expand and add three chapters/locations for the next 3 years.