Bowties and Gents

  • C.A. Johnson’s Male Mentoring Group is “Bowties and Gents”. 

    Bow Ties and Gents is a program designed to offer enriching experiences for young men to expand his network with like achievers and to further develop skills through a variety of civic, educational, and cultural activities. The program consist of students from 9th grade to 12th grade.  Students were selected by administration or recommended by their teacher to participate in the program.  The program believes that young black men are valuable to the community and need the necessary resources to help enhance their chances of success.  The program’s overall mission is to provide students the necessary skills needed to make positive decisions, enhance their decisions making skills, increase their chances of graduating and to be productive citizens in their community.  Students will serve as mentors for the middle and elementary schools and participate in various conference sessions, to include:

    • What is Your Why?
    • Character Development
    • Leadership 4.0
    • College & Career Readiness
    • Motivation to Finish
    • Brother's Keeper Leadership Summit


    Mentors are:  Cedric Wright (Alpha Phi Alpha) and  Eric Scriven (Phi Beta Sigma)


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    Feb. 23, 2018, the Bow Ties and Gents participated in The 5th Annual Brothers’ Keepers Leadership Summit, through the sponsorship of SC State University’s 1890 Research & Extension Program.  The summit is a conference that actively addresses critical issues impacting young males within public education.. Through a diverse range of topics ranging from how to be a brother’s keeper, leadership, development of manhood, the importance of education, cultural awareness and self-esteem, this summit places young men in an environment that seeks to empower and motivate them to excel in life and accept nothing but excellence from themselves and their communities.

    Below are a few pictures from this event---