Teaching inner city youth the art of being gentlemen through the use of emotional, conversational, and storytelling intelligence.

" Thank you for being an amazing example of hope and perseverance for our youth. I'm so inspired by the work you're doing with the Gentlemen's Retreat and humbled by your kind invitation to share my story. We all need a leader with a bold vision and the courage to help us chase our dreams. Thank you for being this person for the young men from the Bronx. I look forward to seeing the great things you and these gentlemen achieve."

Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP


The Gentleman's beginnings

This is where Our Story begins

Growing up in the inner city, young men have developed powerful “street smarts” intelligence that allows them to navigate between their two worlds: the world of academia and the workplace, and the dominating neighborhood culture of the Gangsta. These “street smarts” have formed them as young men with deep capacity, gleaned from their experiences, to assess situations, make judgments about people, and determine available options for action in any given moment. 


Rather than negating these valuable inner assets, The Gentlemen’s Retreat’s mission is to catalyze an internal transformation so that these young men have the vision and ability to navigate a life of education and success.