Maleness to Manhood 2018

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Professional Development Mentor-Matching Program

Graduating senior? Apply now for scholarship!

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Career & Professional Development Event Connects Youth to Mentorship & College Dollars

This annual transformational event takes place on Friday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel, 10700 Pear Tree Dr., St. Louis, MO 63134.

2016 Workshop: the Legal Field
2016 Workshop: the Legal Field

Local data as well as national studies cite that young men – especially African-American young men – are falling behind in school and thus getting left behind in the workforce.

The Maleness to Manhood event will feature with male mentors, breakout sessions, tailored workshops, along with college scholarships. Maleness to Manhood 2017 attendees heard a heartfelt speech from professional boxer Josh Temple as the 2017 keynote speaker.  The proud alumnus of the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club and a 2014 Team USA champion who is now 2-0 as a Pro Boxer shared with the youth what “manhood” means to him.

Keynote speaker for 2018 is TBA. Register now and stay tuned!

High-school males of all ages are encouraged to attend. However, scholarships are awarded to seniors only. Each student must complete the application and submit to adviser/teacher they heard about the program from (via forwarding their confirmation email, sending a pdf or printed version).

2017 Keynote speaker: Joshua Temple, pro-boxer and 2014 Team USA champion


The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 6
Registration & Breakfast Buffet: 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Workshop 1 @ 9 a.m.
Workshop 2 @ 10 a.m.
Workshop 3 @ 11 a.m.
3 Course Lunch & Mentor Match-Up @ 12 p.m.
Keynote Speech @ 1 p.m.
Scholarships Announced @ 1:30 p.m.


Workshop topics and instructors are still being confirmed for the 2018 program. Below are the workshops included traditionally.

  • “Beyond the Numbers: Careers in Accounting”
  • “Engineering: A Successful Career Path”
  • “Financial Empowerment”
  • “Personal Branding”
  • “Scientific Path”
  • “The Verdict: A Look at the Legal Profession”
  • “What’s Private, What’s Not”

Register below!

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Scholarship Eligibility

While this career and professional development program is open to high-school aged young men residing in the St. Louis metro area, scholarships are reserved for graduating seniors. Winners must be in attendance to receive scholarship.

The Scholarship Luncheon is the second half of the day. Here, the young men are paired up with mentors and converse with them during the afternoon. Attendees are treated to a three course meal, live jazz piano, a musical performance, a keynote speech and get to witness the scholarships being awarded. Scholarships are available for graduating seniors ONLY; just fill out the form below.

Please call Ty Howard at 314.679.5232 with any questions. Thank you for partnering with us to make a difference in young men’s lives.

April 06 2018


Date: April 6
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
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St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel


  • Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
  • Workshop 1 @ 9 a.m.
  • Workshop 2 @ 10 a.m.
  • Workshop 3 @ 11 a.m.
  • Lunch & Mentor Match-Up @ 12 p.m.
  • Keynote Speech @ 1p.m.
  • Scholarships Announced @ 1:30 p.m.


Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club