Dwight Young - Senior at High School for Global Citizenship
A Brothers Duty
A Brothers Duty Foster Care Unplugged
A Brothers Duty
A Brothers Duty was created to guide young African American boys through hands on mentorship by the Bearded Dapper Gents. The crux of the program is that it is the responsibility of every man to lift a brother up when he falls down; catch him when he stumbles and to give advice when it is needed.
This mentoring initiative was created to have a positive effect on the self-esteem of its young members and to support them as they navigate the world while become strong Black men. The organization is funded by various revenue streams including a crowdfunding campaign, fundraising events and donations from the supporting public. All proceeds are funneled back into “A Brother’s Duty” and its programs allowing for one on one mentorship opportunities, lunch and transportation to events and outfitting every young man that is a member of the program with a suit and all of the necessary accessories (shoes, belts, shirt, tie and any other needs). Ideally, the Gents are focused on raising capital for ten young men a year to partake in the program with excess funds allowing for a greater number of participants when possible.
The Gents are represented as well dressed individuals; it is known that a man's outward appearance can change his perception, views on life and give him the confidence he needs to succeed. The Bearded Dapper Gents are focused on grooming young men as a whole; Both inside and out. As the saying goes: "You dress for the part you want, not for the part you have."