Teacher forms a group to teach students life lessons

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Good man.

Boys With Purpose/CBS Photo

Boys With Purpose/CBS Photo


In Charleston, South Carolina, a teacher is helping young boys become young gentlemen, as reported by WISTV.
Every Wednesday nearly 60 students at Memminger Elementary dress for success and meet for the Gentleman’s Club (now renamed “Boys With Purpose”).
Raymond Nelson is the student support specialist at Memminger Elementary in Downtown Charleston. He works with at-risk children and over winter break thought of an idea to teach his students life lessons. “I was thinking maybe if I have the boys dress for success,” Nelson said. “When was the last time you saw someone fighting in a tuxedo?”
Nelson started The Gentleman’s Club. Their motto is “Look good, feel good, do good.”  Every Wednesday, dozens of first through fifth graders walk into class in their Sunday’s best. “They like the reaction of walking up to classrooms and say, ‘Oh, you look so nice and handsome,’ they just love it,” Nelson said.
Nelson keeps a stash of donated jackets, vests and ties at school for kids who don’t have their own.  “A lot of my students perform well when they know someone cares about them,” Nelson said.
Each week they discuss a new topic like how to shake hands, make eye contact, open doors and address their elders. 
Nelson says because some of the younger boys are still at the age where they consider girls to have cooties, he bases his lessons and examples off how they would treat sisters, mothers and their teachers. “I know a lot of them struggle because a lot of them don’t have men at home, so I just want them to grow up and think of the things that I teach them,” Nelson said.
At his mother’s request, Nelson himself joined a similar group as a child.  “It helped me to be a better man and I could spread the knowledge to the young boys,” Nelson said.
The Gentleman’s club has been so successful at Memminger that Charleston County School District officials say they want other local schools to begin Gentleman’s programs in their schools.
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0 responses to “Teacher forms a group to teach students life lessons

  1. I wonder how long it will take for this clear thinking man to be ” retired ” ? Going against the tide has it’s consequences , sad to say

     
  2. wonder how many of those blacks have fathers?

     
  3. that’s the main reason that this is a good idea. the lack of fathers for these kids.

     
  4. This is a wonderful idea but my first reaction was: how long before someone claims this is a “racist”, Uncle-Tom, class and demands it be shut down for fear they may actually learn some decency skills…?
    I commend the teacher and the students that enroll but they have a long and arduous fight ahead of them. Not for those skills but against the status-quo.

     
    • Yes, these things are “wussy” and not “cool” for the no-goodniks (progressives and their riffraff allies)…

       
  5. What a fabulous and uplifting post! God Bless this man and his efforts. I hope they can spread this kind of thinking far and wide.

     
  6. Hear hear! 🙂

     
  7. THIS is part of what American youths really need now. Also,we need to protect and support this man and his efforts from the Demo-Socialist school system’s efforts to control children’s minds.

     
  8. A big two thumbs up. Sometimes it just takes someone to care to make the difference.

     
  9. Go, Mr. Nelson; that is a sweet and positive idea- – bound to be a positive influence on those youngsters! Seriously, hope the rest of the schools pick up on it.

     
  10. God Bless Mr. Nelson. You and your boys are in my prayers, Sir!

     

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