Our CEO, Marlon Wharton, was interviewed in an PBS Special about the organization and the focus of what we do. Clicking on the post title will automatically direct you to the video. If not, here is the link for you to copy and paste in your browser: http://www.pbs.org/video/3007499507/
The mission of the Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage Enterprises, Inc is to prepare disadvantaged males to successfully complete high school through demonstrating superior leadership skills, academic excellence, community service, and career readiness in order to successfully transition into higher education or trade.
We execute this mission through the instillation of discipline, teamwork, self confidence through the art of Step. Gentlemen of Vision R.O.P.E. is home to 2 Premier Step Teams, a High School step team and a Middle School step team which collectively holds 12 National Championship Titles.
Since 2009 we have accomplished this magnificent feat without any significant method of transportation. We have had parents and volunteers help move the boys from performance to performance.
But today we have secured a significant donation to pay for 50% of the price of a bus. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Invest in the Gentlemen of Vision and into the lives of these young men by helping us with the remaining amount needed to PURCHASE THIS BUS!!
Deadline for our Goal is December 1st!!
These young men are trying to change the world one step at a time. Help us help them!!
DONATE TODAY!! Please click the link provided to be directed to the GoFundMe page.
-The Gentlemen of Vision
We are honored to be presented in the St. Louis Post Dispatch! Click the title and you will be directed to our article on the Internet. Thank you all for you support!
We traveling to Dallas, TX for Stomp Wars and we need your help! By clicking the link below, you will be able to donate towards this cause. Any amount can help one of our boys get to Dallas, so we appreicate anything you can give! Thank you!
In the world of competitive stepping, they are the team to beat. Off stage, the Gentlemen of Vision are growing up in struggling working class suburbs of St. Louis, MO.