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TGL 2023 Annual Report

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The Gentlemen'sLeague AnnualReport2022 – 2023

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0103020405Table ofContentsWho we areA Year in ReviewMessage from the EDOur TeamGratitude

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Who We Are01The Gentlemen’s League is an all-male, school-based mentorshipprogram that serves Boys of Color ingrades 3-12, through whole-childtargeted supports, incentiveprograms, service learning, social-emotional development, andintentional mentoring that createsopportunities for children toexperience joy and success. Our Vision and MissionOur VisionThe Gentlemen's League envisions a futurewhere boys of color thrive academicallyand personally, leading to increasedrepresentation, transformed learningopportunities, and the dismantling of theschool-to-prison pipeline, while promotingexcellence, fellowship, integrity, and joy aslearning outcomes.Our MissionIntervening in the lives of historicallyunderserved boys, in order to provide themwith alternatives that will lead them awayfrom a life of crime and violence, and leadthem to a life of achievement.

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Message from theExecutive DirectorThe Gentlemen's League has experienced an incredibly successful year, markedby significant achievements and advancements in our mission to empowerboys of color. We have strengthened our Board of Directors, added dynamicleaders from diverse backgrounds, and established a new hypothesis thatfocuses on creating environments where boys of color feel seen, heard, anddeeply known. Our expanded team structure, including the hiring of programcoordinators, has allowed us to be more hands-on in schools, providecomprehensive training, and introduce new programming components. Wehave also achieved remarkable growth by adding five additional schools,increasing enrollment by 75% to serve a total of 231 Boys of Color. Through mediarecognition, sharing best practices, expanding our Blackout Weekend event,scholarship opportunities, and being named the 2023 Affiliate Organization ofthe Year by the Mentor Memphis Grizzlies Organization, we have further solidifiedour position as a premier mentoring model. With gratitude and enthusiasm, welook forward to continuing our work to improve the lives of Boys of Color inMemphis. 02Dr. Archie Moss, Jr. Executive Director & Founder

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A Year inReviewLet’s conclude the school year of2022-2023 by numbers$186,451.61Amount Raised3.17EOY Average GPA514Students Impacted100%Blackout Satisfaction91%Overall Satisfaction94%Basketball LeagueSatisfaction0387% Grants0.7% IndividualContributions10% Fundraisers2% Ticket SalesRevenue Breakdown

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Demographics93%qualify for freeor reducedlunch· 12%EnglishLanguageLearners10%Students withspecial needs88%Black10%Hispanic/Latinx1%NativeAmerican1%WhiteStudents Served by TheGentlemen's League

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2023 AffiliateOrganizationof the YearachievementWe are thrilled to announce that The Gentlemen's League has beenhonored as the 2023 Affiliate Organization of the Year by MENTORMemphis Grizzlies during National Mentoring Month. This prestigiousrecognition highlights our unwavering commitment to youth mentoringand the transformative impact we have had in the lives of young men inthe Mid-South. Out of the ten nominated organizations, we are trulyhumbled to have been selected for this esteemed award. We extend ourdeepest gratitude to MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies for their continuedsupport and for recognizing our dedication to mentoring.

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2022-2023SchoolExpansionimpactDuring the 2022-2023 School Year, The Gentlemen'sLeague was able to increase their impact across Memphis-Shelby County through the expansion to fiveadditional schools. John P. FreemanOptional SchoolServing Grades 3-8Sharpe ElementarySchoolServing Grades 3-5RiverwoodElementary SchoolServing Grades 3-5Scenic HillsElementary SchoolServing Grades 3-5University HighSchoolServing Grade 9

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ElementaryBasketball LeaguerevitalizeAfter a 3-year hiatus following the pandemic, The Gentlemen's Leaguesuccessfully relaunched the Elementary Basketball League, attracting 238students from 17 schools. The league strengthened school cultures,improved attendance, enhanced student achievement, and provided apositive after-school outlet for elementary students.Congratulations tothe Spring 2023BasketballChampions, DexterElementary School!Our Spring 2023 Participating SchoolsBelle ForestDexterFord RoadFox MeadowsGermanshireGetwellHickory RidgeHighland OaksLucie E CampbellParkway VillagePCA- Hickory HillPCA - SoutheastPromise AcademySea IsleSnowdenTreadwellWhite Station

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Blackout WeekendilluminateThe Blackout Weekend once again joined forces with Grizzlies Prep to providetransformative workshops and hands-on experiences for our young men.The event was a resounding success, with an array of community partnerscoming together to pour into our boys and empower them to let their lightshine brightly. The focus of the weekend was to instill a sense of joy andresilience in our participants, ensuring that they remain unwavering in theface of any challenges that may try to dim their light.Thank You to our Community Partners and Presenters901 NazcarCartavius BlackCecil FrisonCode CrewDr. Shawn BoydEmmanuel BlairGamers LLCGrizzlies PrepJalen WashingtonJeromy PayneNikolaus KnightRoscoe RobinsonTONS of FUN JumpersThe Memphis 13 The Memphis Jazz WorkshopUniversoul WellnessUT-HSC

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End of the YearBanquetcelebrateThe End of the Year Banquet was a spectacular event where we came together tocelebrate our remarkable gentlemen and their achievements throughout the year.It was an evening filled with joy, camaraderie, and recognition for our outstandingschool sites. We were honored to award scholarships to four deserving high schoolseniors who are embarking on their college journeys. The highlight of the night wasour keynote speaker, TN House of Representative Justin J. Pearson, who inspired usall with his words of wisdom and encouragement. The banquet was a fitting tributeto the incredible progress and success we have achieved together in the pastyear.Congratulations to the 2023 Carter-Moss Black Male Scholarship Winners: Fourth Place Winner: Samuel Ayers, Memphis Central High School, $500Third Place Winner: Landon Chalmers, Memphis Central High School, $750Runner-Up Winner: Breyer Ratliff, Memphis East High School, $1000Grand Prize Winner: Kaleb Sy, Memphis East High School, $1500

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Our TeamOur incredible team and board of directors are at the heart of our organization'ssuccess. Comprising mission-driven individuals, they are dedicated to creatingand sustaining transformational change through mentoring. Their unwaveringcommitment and passion have been instrumental in our progress. As we strive toenhance our impact, we remain focused on diversifying our team, ensuring thatwe have a wealth of perspectives and experiences to drive innovation andinclusivity. Together, we are shaping a brighter future for the young men we serve.100%100%of Boardmembers andStaff self identifyas people ofcolor. Board MembersJarrett Brock, Board ChairSpecialized Education Services,Inc. Alex Garvin, Board TreasurerMayo Clinic Courtney Bell, Board SecretaryTranscend Andre R. WilliamsHebron M.B Church Josh StanleyVision Prep Charter Lauryn ScottDiscovery Partners Institute TaDarius JohnsonNational Civil Rights Museum Tre ChristopherCesar Chavez Charter Schools Dr. Will PickensChester County School District Dr. Archie Moss, Jr, ExecutiveDirector & Founder Transcend Tim Green, Jr, Program DirectorBLDG Memphis Willie MacDavid, Program DirectorGestalt Community SchoolsStaff Members04

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Support our workthegentsleague.orggratitudeWe are deeply grateful for the unwavering support and generosity of our dedicated supportersand anonymous donors. Their contributions have been instrumental in making our work possibleand have had a profound impact on the lives of the young men we serve. We extend ourheartfelt appreciation to each and every person who has believed in our mission and invested inour success. Your generosity has brought us closer to our goal of empowering boys of color andcreating a brighter future for our communities. Thank you for standing with us and beingchampions for change.City of MemphisCommunity Foundation of Greater MemphisDuane and Sauda Amore PorterMentor Memphis GrizzliesMemphis-Shelby County Schools National Civil Rights Museum New ProfitSchoolSeedShelby County CommissionThe Memphis GrizzliesContact