Gentlemen and Scholars, Inc. is a non profit organization with 501C3 status that serves amongst the communities of St. Joseph County and the greater Michiana region.
Established in 2014, by William Douglas, Gentlemen & Scholars, Inc. has a mission to empower the youth and equip them with the skills necessary to become better versions of themselves. It is our mission to assist the youth with unlocking their individual potential value, in order to maximize self-expression.
The organizational purpose of Gentlemen and Scholars, Inc. is to provide an alternative to the mainstream stereotypical path for young men, particularly brown and black young men. We host events such as our Annual Scholarship Spelling Bee Explosion as a way to spark interest and introduce an innovative experience for young scholars.
Founder & CEO
Director of Presentations
Director of Artistic Expression
C Shawn Thomas
“On my honor… I am a Gentleman and Scholar.”
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GENTLEMEN AND SCHOLARS INC.
School of Etiquette and Life Skills
Gentlemen and Scholars Accomplishments
Annual Scholarship Spelling Bee Explosion
By hosting academic competitions such as spelling bees, we are challenging all youth to use their minds and words effectively.
The purpose of the Spelling Bee Explosion is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, and learn correct grammar usage.
2022 will be our 7th annual event with over $13,000.00 awarded to local youth scholars and spelling bee champions to date.
Our goal is to award the top spellers of our community with a combined scholarship award in the amount of $2,500.00. Click on the donation tab below to help support our efforts. You may also use the contact form below to request a Sponsorship media packet.
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Gentlemen and Scholars inc.
p.o. box 1121
south Bend, IN. 46601