by Debbie Gruber / photo: Imgur
Raymond Nelson, an elementary school teacher in South Carolina, wanted to help fatherless boys.
He started a club to teach these little guys how to become young gentlemen. They learn stuff they'd normally learn from their dads: how to shake hands, make eye contact, open doors, speak to their elders, etc.
"I know a lot of them struggle because a lot of them don't have men at home, so I just want them to grow up and think of the things that I teach them," Nelson said.
Every Wednesday, dozens of boys dress in their finest clothes, and learn to become good men. Nelson, who has a heart of gold, keeps a stash of extra jackets and ties for the boys who can't afford them. Nelson noticed, "A lot of my students perform well when they know someone cares about them".
Their motto is "Look good, feel good, do good."
As a child, Nelson's mom had him join a similar group. “It helped me to be a better man and I could spread the knowledge to the young boys,” he said.
Your Turn . . .
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