“Onwards & Upwards Towards the Light …”

The Alpha G.E.N.T.S. Mentoring Program was created to help young men of color between the ages 13-18 develop the skills needed to become productive, responsible and successful members of society. A core curriculum set to target key development areas for our young scholars and mentoring helps to transmit these needed skills and also serves to form a bond of responsibility and accountability between the young men and their mentors. We target our instruction based on the following seven pillars:

1.Leadership Development

2. Mental/Physical Health

3. Financial Empowerment

4. Communication Skills

5. Career & Professional Development

6. Social Responsibility

7. College Readiness

Alpha G.E.N.T.S. 2021-2022 Calendar

Monthly Session Topic Date Pillar Addressed
G.E.N.T.S. Kickoff Session September 11, 2021 Various
     
Self-Advocacy/Networking October 16, 2021 Communication Skills
Career & Professional Development
College & Career Exploration November 13, 2021 Career & Professional Development
College Readiness
Financial Literacy December 18, 2021 Financial Empowerment
Entrepreneurship January 15, 2022

Career & Professional Development

Leadership Development

Knowledge of Self February 5, 2022 Social Responsibility
Stress Management & Self-Care March 12, 2022 Mental & Physical Health
Nutrition & Hydration April 16, 2022 Mental & Physical Health
Sexual Education/Project Alpha May 14, 2022 Social Responsibility
Closing Ceremony & Scholarship Banquet June 18, 2022 Honors & Awards
     
Community Activity Date Location
High School Voter Registration Drive September 2021 TBD
HBCU College Fair November 2021 TBD
Black Lives Matter Teen Conference February 5, 2022 Schomburg Center
Project Alpha Basketball Tournament May 14, 2022 Grand Street Settlement

Success Stories: Alumni

Gianny Munoz
Alpha GENTS Class of 2021

Gianny Munoz started with the Alpha GENTS program as a sophomore in high school and has taken full advantage of the program’s resources provided to develop his leadership skills. The program’s future-orientated ideals assisted Gianny in achieving his goals. Gianny will be pursuing a career with the Plumbers Union Local 1 to become a highly trained craftsman in fabricating, installing, and servicing piping systems. He plans on starting his own company servicing job sites involving single-family homes, garden, and high-rise apartment buildings, large and small office buildings, power plants, chemical installations, factories, public buildings, and health care facilities.

Kaleb Griffin
Alpha GENTS Class of 2021

Kaleb Griffin attended Xavier High School and started the Alpha GENTS program his sophomore year. Kaleb came to this program with leadership skills from being a patrol leader in his Boy Scout troop and other similar activities. He wanted to improve those skills and be a man that people can follow. Over the course of his time in the Alpha Phi Alpha GENTS program, he participated in and led many thoughtful meetings and discussions. He participated in the summer 2020 Leadership Development Institute and was selected to lead an interview with former NBA basketball player, Matt Barnes. Kaleb will be attending Wells College for his first year and upon successful completion of his first year, will be admitted into Syracuse University.  Currently, Kaleb is working on his Eagle Scout project to make first aid kits for the homeless and looking forward to lifeguarding this summer.  Kaleb believes that change starts with him and is taking the first steps to do just that. 

Maximillian White
Alpha GENTS Class of 2021

Maximillian White started with the Alpha GENTS program as a senior in Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and took full advantage of the advice and resources given to him in this program. Throughout his academic career, Maximillian struggled with being 2 years younger than everyone in his class, but still achieved grades that reflected his intelligence. His perseverance through this struggle is still ongoing as he is graduating high school at the age of 16. Maximillian will be attending Borough of Manhattan Community College and receiving his bachelor’s degree from Hunter College over the next four years. Maximillian seeks to learn about computer science and use his knowledge to make great technological advancements in the world.

Data at a Glance

Academic Achievement

  • 99% High School Graduation Rate
  • College Acceptances: NYU, Dartmouth, Morehouse College, Penn State, Columbia, Marist College, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Albany, SUNY Oswego, and more

Fraternal Opportunities

  • The program will sponsor all registration costs to send four (4) G.E.N.T.S. to attend the Eastern Region Leadership Development Institute (LDI).

2019 – 2020 Recap

  • NYPL HBCU College Fair
  • Investing at Stash Inc.
  • AT&T Games for Change Game Jam
  • Dress For Success Workshop
  • Black Lives Matter Teen Conference
  • Know Your Rights with the Civilian Compliant Review Board & NYPD
  • Project Alpha Seminar

Partnerships

Alpha G.E.N.T.S. will nominate you and provide support for your Posse application if you are interested in winning a full-tuition scholarship to attend one of Posse’s partner colleges or universities.

                                  

Alpha G.E.N.T.S. will be eligible for educational scholarships offered by the Kappa Xi Lambda Chapter and Wall Street Alpha Charitable Foundation (WSACF).

Colleges and Universities

Alpha G.E.N.T.S. alumni have attended and graduated from numerous colleges and universities across the country. Below are a few of them.

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