“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:
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. 2020-2021 Calendar
|Monthly Session Topic||Date||Pillar Addressed|
|G.E.N.T.S. Open House||September 12, 2020||Various|
|Self-Discovery||September 19, 2020||Various|
|Self-Advocacy/Networking||October 17, 2020||Communication Skills
Career & Professional Development
|College & Career Exploration||November 14, 2020||Career & Professional Development
|Financial Literacy||December 12, 2020||Financial Empowerment|
|Entrepreneurship||January 16, 2021||Career & Leadership Development|
|Knowledge of Self||February 6, 2021||Social Responsibility|
|Stress Management & Self-Care||March 13, 2021||Mental & Physical Health|
|Nutrition & Hydration||April 17, 2021||Mental & Physical Health|
|Sexual Education/Project Alpha||May 15, 2021||Social Responsibility|
|Closing Awards Ceremony||June 12, 2021||Honors & Awards|
|HBCU College Fair||November 1, 2020||Virtual|
|Black Lives Matter Teen Conference||February 6, 2020||TBD|
|March for Babies||April 1, 2021||TBD|
|Project Alpha Basketball Tournament||May 15, 2021||TBD|
Success Stories: Alumni
Alpha GENTS Class of 2010
Victor Munoz started with the Alpha GENTS program as a seventh-grader and has taken full advantage of the resources provided to cultivate his leadership skills. While in high school, Victor raised over a thousand dollars for his senior expenses and won numerous scholarship awards. His leadership skills were further developed once he arrived at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he became the President of the Thurgood Marshall Society, Vice-President of the Pi Beta Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Political Coordinator of the NAACP. After graduation, he decided to work at Grand Street Settlement as a Program Director for an after-school program to serve at-risk youth in the Lower East Side. He plans to continue working in his community and ultimately a politician in New York.
Alpha GENTS Class of 2013
Chase Ford started with the Alpha GENTS as a sophomore in high school. Chase took full advantage of the program to be able to turn his grades around and attend Hampton University. While at Hampton, he joined the intramural soccer team as well as the Caribbean Pre Alumni council where he helped organize fundraisers to fund Caribbean day celebrations. After graduating from Hampton University in the winter of 2019, he attended the Institute of Culinary Education for restaurant management and culinary arts programs. He graduated from the restaurant management portion of his training and is in the externship portion of his culinary arts training. Chase plans on training in restaurants to gain experience and one day own his own restaurant.
Alpha GENTS Class of 2020
Tevelle Taylor started with the Alpha GENTS program as a senior in Benjamin Banneker Academy and immediately took advantage of the resources provided to jumpstart his college application process. During his academic career in high school, Tevelle acquired a 99% average and enrolled in 3 AP courses. His desire for academic excellence remained unquenched as he pursued higher education. As a result, he has been offered acceptance to Morehouse College where he will be majoring in Business Administration. Mr. Taylor seeks to infuse his budding business acumen in creative writing and photography.
Data at a Glance
- 99% High School Graduation Rate
- College Acceptances: NYU, Dartmouth, Morehouse College, Penn State, Columbia, Marist College, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Albany, SUNY Oswego, and more
- 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
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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