The Young Gentlemen’s Club (YGC) is an all-male, hands-on mentoring program (grades 4th through 6th) created to help at-risk (fatherless) boys become upstanding citizens and young gentlemen in our community. In many cases, this program serves as a lifeline for boys who are in danger of falling through the cracks.

YGC meets one time per week during the school day, typically during lunch, with three male mentors facilitating a group of approximately 12 boys. These boys are identified by their teacher and counselor as meeting key criteria set by R.O.P.E. Youth.  

In general, we touch on seven key areas that a father would typically teach a son, including:

  • Self-empowerment and confidence
  • Goal setting
  • Financial responsibility
  • Public speaking
  • Grooming/personal hygiene
  • Etiquette
  • Career readiness

We believe in dressing for success, and as such, YGC provides each boy with a suit and shoes to wear every Wednesday, while also teaching them how to properly care for their attire.