Youth Development

GAMMA MU EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC

Pathways To Excellence

aka GMES

Phoenix, AZ

Mission

We are and organization of professional men committed to positively impacting the lives of boys and young men in their pursuit of sustained professional excellence through mentoring and leadership.

Ruling Year

2014

Chairman of the Board

Lee Topps

Vice Chair, Board of Directors

Dr. Darren Wethers

Main Address

1850 N Central Ave Ste 2100

Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Keywords

Mentoring

EIN

27-4698031

 Number

5915103578

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The challenges facing young men of color are many including low high school graduation rates, difficulty in identifying viable career options, absence of knowledge in how to prepare for future success. Our work is to help address these issues as them impact the growth and development of young males in our community.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pathways To Excellence (PTE)

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We are an organization of professional men committed to positively impacting the lives of boys and young men to achieve and sustain professional excellence through group mentoring and leadership development programs known as "Pathways To Excellence" Arizona (PTE). Our Vision is to empower young boys and young men to succeed. Collectively our blended partnership programs are designed to empower them with knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to build confidence and foster personal and professional achievement in the classroom and community.

We dedicate ourselves to boys and young men of color to foster educational possibilities and relationships which lead to exploring and choosing careers which gives their life meaning and purpose. We share what we know and learned and engage with students and others with a mindset of inclusiveness, engagement and respect. We invest time and energy into not what is but what can be. We commit ourselves and GMES to service as positive role models, leaders and professionals to uplift our community. Through these efforts we seek to 1. Inspire and encourage young males to achieve their fullest academic potential and thereby increase high school graduation rates and increase higher education attainment. 2. Model and reveal career opportunity beyond those normally thought of as attainable. 3. Build interpersonal skills and confidence. 4. Establish sense of community service responsibility.

We are an organization of professional men accomplished in many fields of expertise including; education, medicine, law, business, entrepreneurs, engineering, technology and law enforcement. We accomplish our mission in two ways: One, with an active, “hands-on” group approach utilizing the multi-talented and highly accomplished members of the corporation to provide mentoring, workshops and career opportunities sessions for boys and young men, grades 6 through college. Two, through blended partnerships with other outstanding organizations who have programs in place that meet the key tenants of our mission. With these organizations we provide funding support and resources of our members knowledge and expertise.

Program participation is increasing, collectively GMES supported middle and high school programs serve over 100 young men annually. In addition, through two college programs, GMES provides mentoring and career guidance support over 150 college students. GMES actively monitors activity and results using the following tools; Track and monitor school grades Track high school graduation among program participants Track young men electing to apply for college or other post-secondary training programs Track college graduation of program participants Solicit and evaluate feedback from parents and teachers. Solicit and evaluate feedback from participants

After eight years, we are obtaining positive results in all the above areas. 2017 produced first alumni of a program partner to graduate college and pursue graduate studies. Many alumni are currently attending college or enrolled in technical skill programs. Our programs served 40 youth in each of its first two years, we have since grown that number to over 100 young people annually. Feedback from parents and educators has been extremely positive and supportive.

External Reviews

Financials

GAMMA MU EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/18/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender Identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender Identity
Male

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 02/18/2020

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Data

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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.