The vision of the Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage Enterprises, Inc. is to engage disadvantaged males in a positive program that holistically addresses the needs of its members to ensure successful completion of secondary education resulting in enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution.


The mission if 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.


The Gentlemen of Vision organization was created to curtail the dropout rate among “proven-risk” high school males.  In Missouri, the Black male graduation rate is 65.7%.  To date, G.O.V. members have maintained a 100% graduation rate since the organization's inception in 2009.  Thus the motto "Changing the lives of young men, one statistic at a time".