SEL Awardee

Jabaria Dent

ACCEL Day & Evening Academy
Mobile Area Education Foundation Public Charter Schools
Mobile, AL
“This project is targeted at our male student population ages 14–19 and is a rite of passage program that focuses on character development through partnerships that align community resources to help our men explore who they are, discover their strengths and passions as men and develop a success-driven vision. GENTs3 is an acronym that stands for Gentlemen Embracing New Opportunities Through Style, Strength & Substance. Partnering with local professional men, this program will provide positive male role models to help shift the paradigm of thought around what it means to be successful and will help our young men practice goal-setting and healthy decision-making through one-on-one and small group mentoring and interventions. Monthly 'Man Talks' with local male leaders will provide our students with relevant pictures of success and help them to reshape their narrative about their future.”
Tags: Charter School, High School, Mentorship, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Restorative Practices, Students Affected by Suspensions, Teacher, Urban