An awesome South Carolina teacher decided to go the extra mile and teach young boys valuable life lessons with a new initiative simply titled “The Gentlemen’s Club.”
Every Wednesday, nearly 60 students at Memminger Elementary dress up in their finest suit jackets, dress shirts and slacks to learn how to speak to elders, opening doors for women, how to shake hands and other life essentials. The club, which caters to at-risk students in the area, was the brain child of Raymond Nelson who over the winter break came to a simple realization.
“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?”
From there the Gentlemen’s Club began with a simple motto “Look good, feel good, do good.” Nelson keeps a stash of donated clothes for the students who cannot afford any.
At his mother’s request, Nelson joined a similar group as a child and in essence is paying it forward.
“It helped me to be a better man and I could spread the knowledge to the young boys,” said Nelson.
Awesomeness. Just pure awesomeness right here.