Suits For Sons Inc.
Suits For Sons Inc.
Suits for Sons, Inc. is a a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (ID #81-1482650) dedicated to enriching the lives of young men through training, mentoring and sponsorship. Our operations are funded by donations and gifts in kind from individuals, corporate sponsorship, donations from foundations, grants, and partnerships with other non-profit organizations. The overall fundraising goal is to limit “crisis” funding by raising enough funds annually to cover all Suits for Sons program expenses via forecasting and budget management.
Our programs center around five key components:
Suits (the look of success)
Education (the tools for success)
Etiquette (the culture of success)
Mentoring (the example of success)
Scholarship (the means of success)
The vision of Suits for Sons is to develop quality training and experiential education activities to our students; to give them access to funds and mentors that will make them ready for professional careers, entrepreneurship and community activism. We will always keep the focus of our efforts on bettering the lives of our students.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
We believe that there is value in training, mentoring and providing cultural experiences to young men to prepare them for future careers and contributions to society. We exist because merely matriculating through high school and undergraduate studies will not alone prepare young men for successful careers and develop their potential for leadership. We believe in the age-old saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” We are a part of that village for the young men we impact. We are active in the cities and the suburbs – impacting high school and college students.
We want to prepare them for societal dinners and special events. We want to make them ready to look the part and articulate ideas skillfully during interviews and when entertaining persons of influence. We want them to successfully intermingle and interrelate with the movers and shakers of their communities and the world with grace and diplomacy. We want them to grow up and become leaders in various facets of society and give back to their communities. We also want them to appreciate the look and feel of a custom-fitted suit!
The challenge that we find is that many young men do not have access to the information, mentors and experiences that level the playing field later in life when they move into their careers of choice. They enter the marketplace ignorant to the social norms, cultural standards and other subtleties that can be both career limiting and opportunity-restrictive. Our leaders and partners are accomplished and cultured. They are excelling in their careers of choice and have a heart for helping young men do the same.
Our programs are not designed to replace school programs, local church initiatives or the role of fathers, father figures and other role models. We exist to link up with them and add support. Whenever role models, information or sponsorship is needed, we come alongside to help “the village” get our boys and young men across the finish line and into the next leg of the race.
Our programs rely exclusively on donations from individuals and businesses that believe in our vision and we are greatly appreciative of these partners. As a 501 (c) 3 non profit, we spend all of the money we raise on the program, so know that your donation is going to support a worthy cause!
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us, we hope we can count on our support to continue to grow this program!