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 program centers around five key components:
Mentoring (the example of success)
Education (the tools for success)
Scholarship (the means of success)
Etiquette (the culture of success)
Suits (the look 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.
Why we do it.
Matriculating through undergraduate studies will not alone prepare young men for successful careers, nor develop their potential for leadership. Too often we find that many young men do not have access to the information, mentors and experiences that level the playing field as they move into their careers of choice. Many enter the marketplace ignorant to the social norms, cultural standards and other subtleties that can be both career-limiting and opportunity-restrictive.
We believe in the adage “It takes a village to produce great leaders.” Our village and partners are accomplished and cultured professionals who are excelling in their career aspirations and entrepreneurial endeavors. They have a heart for helping suit young men do the same.
Together, we want to suit our scholars with the tools needed to articulate ideas skillfully during interviews, successfully intermingle and interrelate during societal dinners and special events, and to communicate and impart sound points of view with the influencers of their communities and the world with grace and diplomacy. We want them to become leaders in our society.
Our programs are not designed to replace school programs, local church initiatives or the role of fathers, and other role models. We exist to link up with them and add support. Where role models, information and sponsorship is needed, we come alongside to help “the village” get our 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!