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Project Gentlemen Gives 300 Young Men New Suits And Helps Prepare Them For Business World

This past Saturday (May 14, 2016), was the first ever “Project Gentlemen” – an all day event to prepare young men for the world.

Chicago area high school students who attended this event, received guidance on how to avoid the traps and pitfalls of violence, and how to succeed in business. Three hundred graduating seniors from the Chicago area, took home clothes donated by local businessmen, as well as career advice and lessons on grooming and etiquette.

“We tell the young men it’s not about the outer garments you wear, but you do want to take pride in your appearance. Because that appearance can get you in doors and also get doors closed in your face,” said Jermaine Lawrence Anderson, a founder of Project Gentlemen.

(Source: ABC 7 Chicago)

The attendees of the event, were encouraged by a motivational speech delivered by the vice-president of Walgreens, who told the crowd everyone starts above zero. And if you act the part and dress the part, dreams can become reality.

According to the organization’s website, they are, “…an organization committed to the development of young men and the rebuilding of men in minority communities across the United States of America.”

For more info about this organization go to – http://iamagentleman.com/

 




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6 comments

Asale May 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm

Our young men need organizations like yours so badly. Thank God for you and all who help.

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Chakischa Hicks May 17, 2016 at 9:28 am

This is a beautiful story

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Dewayne Washington May 17, 2016 at 10:27 am

We here at the Gentlemen’s Society would love to work with your guys there in Chicago! Come check us out at http://www.GentlemensSociety.org

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Les Jackson May 17, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Keep educating our young Brother’s, so they will have the opportunity and knowledge to succeed!

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Kathy Coutanche October 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Why just young men being given support to enter business? This discriminates against women.

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Akanekpo peace October 10, 2017 at 12:10 am

its not something one can say it all but i know,i need help i have done all i could in this hard country and corrupt leaders in our country will not allowed us to even see food talk less to see good life,please help us.

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