mPACT, an acronym meaning Men Personifying, Affirming + Celebrating Truth, is The Gentlemen’s Foundation’s youth-centric holistic mentorship initiative that promotes the healthy development of Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Black men ages of 18-24. Mentees are empowered to reach their full potential through the positive guidance of Mentors who assist in building self-esteem, self-worth, and self-awareness.

Through a series of strategically planned programs, workshops and events, the mPACT mentors also encourage the development of their mentee’s leadership ability, social growth, education, spiritual enlightenment and philanthropic efforts – the five defining pillars of the program.

1-to-1 MENTORING MODEL

Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter.

At TGF, we utilize a Traditional 1-to-1 Mentoring Model that places one adult in a relationship with one young person for a 6-12 month period.

MATCHING

Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person, based on shared goals, objectives, and experiences, to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.

PEER SUPPORT

Support comes not only from the Mentor but from peers within the program as well. This provides for greater exposure to multiple levels of expertise and knowledge as each participant brings their own competencies to the program that can be shared. It is also a mutual way of learning and allows all participants to develop transferable skills that will help them on their journey towards optimum wellness.

A Community In Need

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Suicide is the leading cause of death among LGBT youth, accounting for up to 30% of completed youth suicides.

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Nationally, 84% of LGBT youth report being verbally harassed, with 39% being physically harassed.

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1 – in – 3 young people will grow up without a mentor.

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Young men who are mentored are three times less likely than young men without a mentor to suffer from peer pressure related anxiety, negative self-worth, making negative life choices.

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