The Gentlemen’s Way Vol. 7: Using Your Influence To Help The Next Generation


The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways.

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass.

These are the Man of the Year award winners that received a $500 college scholarship on behalf of Grand Gentlemen.

Leon Fields is attending Langston University, and Day’Quann Ervin is attending the University of Central Oklahoma. We are extremely proud of these young men for the initiative they showed to win this award! In addition to the $500 scholarship, they won a tailored suit (seen above) from @thewardrobeokc!

Being a positive influence on future generations is more important than you may notice. That’s because you’re thinking on the surface. Yes, the targetted age to be the most influential is in your 20s. Yes, your 20s are scripted to be your ‘selfish years,’ but instead of being the “basic” 20-something, step outside the box and use one of your biggest strengths: your influence.

In your 20s, you are still considered ‘cool’ enough to connect with the youth but old enough to know a little something about something. You’re crossing the path, or just crossed the path that teenagers currently agonize over. Life after high school to be specific.

The youth are the future as are the millennials. Let’s do our part to make this a better world for generations to come.

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Founder & Editor-in-Chief. National Association of Black Journalists. University of Central Oklahoma.

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