Building leadership, values and academics in young men is the motto of our Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club. Research shows that male students need more encouragement and support to be successful in the classroom. This empowerment program uses a variety of character and leadership methods holistically integrated to change students’ attitudes toward learning and inspire them to set attainable goals as they strive toward their personal hopes & dreams. The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club is open to male students in third and fourth grade at Vann Elementary. Each month students attend a special training focused on leadership skill development, academic success in the classroom and social responsibility. On the 2nd Monday of each month, they participate in Dress for Success Day by wearing neckties and business attire.