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Phase 1: Learn

The learning phase is a 16-week in-school, social-emotional program in which young men learn our four pillars in deep detail: Character Development, Academic Excellence, Workforce Enhancement and Community Empowerment.

Phase 2: Develop

The developing phase of the program is a 12-week entrepreneurship program in which our young men develop and create business and community service ideas in order to enhance and empower their entrepreneurship spirit.

Phase 3: Apply

The application phase takes place during the summer break. This gives young men the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the first two phases. In phase three, teens will operate a Male Mogul Store, in which they will sell their products.

The Male Mogul Initiative uses a multi-dimensional mentorship

and leadership approach, focusing on our four foundational pillars:

Character Development:

Male Mogul Initiative strives to increase and enhance moral and ethical standards in order to enrich and cultivate the positive attributes of young men of color.

Academic Development:

Male Mogul Initiative empowers, strengthens and positively influences young men of color to pursue scholastic endeavors in order to magnify and illuminate gifts and abilities.

Workforce Enchancement:

Male Mogul Initiative is intentional and purposeful on decreasing the opportunity gap for young men of color by increasing employable
traits through a unique and collaborative educational framework.

Community Empowerment:

Male Mogul Initiative encourages and motivates young men of color to respect, value and take pride in one’s community.

“The Male Mogul program has been one of the most impactful mentoring programs we’ve implemented here at Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts.  The program not only provides young men with the skills set to be successful academically, but it also provides them with the skills necessary to succeed in life.  Highlighting the importance of the mind, body, and spirit connection, Mr. Mendenhall equips students with a tangible foundation upon which they can build in the future.  I highly recommend this program.”

Beulah McLoyd, Principal Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts
Chicago, IL

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