“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. Our primary focus is to close the opportunity gap that negatively impacts Black and Latino young men in our communities by supporting our mentees in acquiring the necessary resources and skills to achieve their goals.

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 three pillars:

1.Leadership Development

2. College and Career Readiness

3. Financial Literacy

 

Alpha G.E.N.T.S. 2022 – 2023 Calendar

Monthly Session Topic

Dates 

Learning Format

Pillar Addressed

Parent Town Hall

August 27, 2022

Online – Zoom

Varies

Welcome Session

September 10, 2022

In Person

College and Career Readiness

Self-Discovery

September 17, 2022

Online – Zoom

College and Career Readiness

Visioning

October 8, 2022

In Person

Leadership Development

Goal Setting 

October 15, 2022

Online – Zoom

Leadership Development

Team Leadership

November 12, 2022

In Person

Leadership Development

Financial Literacy 101

November 19, 2022

Online – Zoom

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy: Paying for College

December 17, 2022

In Person

Financial Literacy

Careers in Financial Services

January 14, 2023

In-Person

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy: Budgeting

January 28, 2023

Online – Zoom

Financial Literacy

Service and Advocacy

February 11, 2023

In-Person

Leadership Development

Networking 101

February 18, 2023

Online – Zoom

Leadership Development

Community Service Project

March 11, 2023

In-Person

Leadership Development

Financial Literacy: Investments

March 18, 2023

Online – Zoom

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy: Entrepreneurship

April 1, 2023

In-Person

Financial Literacy

Dress for Success

April 22, 2023

In-Person 

College and Career Readiness

Sexual Education/Project Alpha

May 13, 2023

In-Person

Varies

Physical Fitness Challenge

May 20, 2023

In-Person – Church Street Boxing Gym

Varies

End-of-Year Celebration

June 17, 2023

In-Person; Location TBD

All Pillars Addressed

 

Success Stories: Alumni

Dante Smith
Alpha GENTS Class of 2022

Dante Smith attended Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School and will be attending Tuskegee University this upcoming fall majoring in business. Dante’s goal after graduating college is to open up his own business as well as become a Real Estate agent. The Alpha G.E.N.T.S. Program helped Dante prepare for college as well as life and has helped him form connections with people to help him achieve his goals.

Justin Ellis
Alpha GENTS Class of 2022

Justin Ellis attended Pace High School and started the Alpha G.E.N.T.S. Mentoring Program in his senior year. Although it was only a year, he learned a lot and got a better understand the college experience other than just doing your work and showing up to class. He learned about networking, how to become a better person for yourself mentally and physically. In August, he will be attending SUNY Polytechnic Institute with a focus in Computer Science. After college, Justin also plans to work for big companies like Apple and Google. Wherever this wonderful journey takes him, he knows how to achieve his goals.

Gabriel Jarvis
Alpha GENTS Class of 2022

Gabriel Jarvis attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School. He started with the Alpha G.E.N.T.S. Mentoring Program in his junior year in high school. He is now going on to study business administration at Saint Peter’s University. His career aspirations are to succeed as a recording artist with a back up plan as an entrepreneur. He would like to continue his clothing brand and open up several stores.

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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