PROGRAMS

Youth Personal Development & Leadership Training

Gentlemen by Choice (GBC) and Ladies by Choice (LBC) offer social-emotional intervention and prevention services, empowering youth in the areas of Leadership, Image, Financial management and Etiquette (L.I.F.E. skills).

Problem Solving 

Adaptability

Self Awareness

Self Advocacy

Financial Literacy

Civic Engagement

Critical Thinking

Effective Communications

Teamwork

Etiquette

GENTLEMEN

BY CHOICE

GBC launched in response to deficiencies in social and emotional skills among young boys faced with the adverse effects of poverty. GBC’s Youth Personal and Leadership Development Program teaches the habits, attitudes, and mindsets most associated with lifelong success. 

LADIES

BY CHOICE

Since its inception, GBC has expanded its services to support young ladies. Ladies by Choice adopts the same skills-based approach as GBC, emphasizing female empowerment and strategies to overcome the obstacles that disproportionately affect young girls. 

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YOUTH ADVISORY
COUNCIL

Our management team counts on a Youth Advisory Council (YAC), made up of high school students, to ensure the voices of youth are heard and reflected in the ongoing work.

 

In addition to serving as advisers, the YAC pursues leadership opportunities on-the-ground in the community– including organizing and encouraging members of the community to vote, and gathering clothing donations to support families that were displaced by the pandemic.

VOCATIONAL

ACADEMY

GBC is committed to exposing and connecting youth to as many pathways to success as possible.

 

Vocational Academy launched to help close the gaps in representation of people of color holding high-demand trade jobs.

 

Youth ages 11-13 learn how to safely work with household tools, and explore foundational skills in trade fields like plumbing, electrical, and construction.

Program Partners:

Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association

AAA Certified Solar 

The next Vocational Academy (Electrical) begins June 19, 2021. To register, contact 702-550-3015.

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SUMMER 

ENRICHMENT ACADEMY

 The Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA) launched in response to widening proficiency gaps among students of color and students who live in poverty.

 

The SEA successfully diminished the erosion of reading and math proficiency by 80% based on pre- and post-assessment results.

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THE LEARNING 

CENTER

In response to COVID-19 district-wide school building closures, we expanded the Summer Enrichment Academy with the launch of a year-long Learning Center.

 

Youth urgently needed a safe environment to access school supplies, food, computers, WIFI, and hands-on academic coaching to supplement their virtual learning and reduce learning loss.

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Youth Personal & Leadership Development

T.U.L.I.P.S

Save Our Sons 

Mastering Mindsets

Mingo Behavioral Health Services (MHS) 

Schools (Clark County School District)

D.L. Dickens Elementary 

Jesse D. Scott Elementary 

J.E. Manch Elementary School 

J.T. McWilliams Elementary 

Kathleen & Tim Harney Middle School 

Mary & Zel Lowman Elementary 

Claude and Stella Parsons Elementary 

Ruby Duncan Elementary 

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