Leadership & Professional Development

The Sky Is The Limit | Maleness to Manhood | The Youth Ambassadors for Education | Young Entrepreneurship University | ULEAD | Earn & Learn

We supply career and leadership programs in which working professionals engage the students in workshops and challenges to promote character. Youth learn about civic and community engagement while boosting their reading scores. They learn about financial literacy by taking part in young entrepreneur’s camp, where they plan their own businesses from start-to- finish.

Have questions about our Leadership & Professional Development programs? Please contact Ty Howard: 314-679-5232 | thoward@mathews-dickey.com

"The Sky is the Limit"

“The Sky is the Limit” | Grades 6 – 12

A two-part enrichment program catered to young women.

Part I: Women in Careers Workshop

Program members enjoy seminars taught by powerful business women. Fortune 500 executives present seminars.

When: 8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 2017

Part II: Career-Readiness Luncheon

There are over a dozen $1,000 college scholarships awarded to graduating seniors based upon academic excellence, extra-curricular participation and need. Scholarship winners must be or become Mathews-Dickey members. Get details of this year’s event here.

When: 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12 2017

“Maleness to Manhood”

“Maleness to Manhood” Workshop Series Panel | Ages 12 – 18

Businessmen from many professions offer advice to make sure the young men make the transition from maleness to manhood a great one. Students attended three 45-minute seminars led by professionals from many industries to learn more about careers that interest them. Randy Karraker of ESPN Radio moderates the closing ceremonies, which includes a dynamic keynote speech from an influential business man. Learn more about this year’s event here.

When: 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 6 2017

Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassadors | Ages 13 – 18

Youth ambassadors are teen advocates for change year round. They are working in their community to make a difference in the world by identifying critical health and education issues and solutions, meeting with elected officials, sharing their stories via video and social media campaigns and taking action for systemic change.

Sessions: Mondays 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. February – April

Jefferson City Fieldtrip: March


ULEAD ( Urban Legal Educational & Academic Development | Ages 12 – 18

ULEAD, a partnership with University of Missouri – St. Louis, provides students with the knowledge of legal and civic processes. They gain skills to facilitate their ability to problem-solve and maximize opportunities to exercise social and political agency.

Session: Year-round

Young Entrepreneurs University

Young Entrepreneurs Institute | Ages 13 – 18

MD is the host for Jaylen Bledsoe University, an exclusive two-week Young Entrepreneurship Institute taught by teen CEO Jaylen Bledsoe, who is one of BET’s 29 “People You Need to Know”. Young people will attend two one-week, all-day camps for high-school aged students.

Our mission is to first, give the understanding and knowledge of entrepreneurship, and secondly, offer the opportunity of entrepreneurship to minority students.

2017 Course I: June 5-10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Forty teens take part in the first camp to be held from Monday-Friday with a Pitch Day scheduled on Saturday afternoon.

2017 Course II: June 26-30

Students take part in an intensive financial literacy course with Jaylen to help their personal wealth as well as growth and longevity of their busieness.

Earn & Learn

Earn & Learn | Ages 13 +

Teaches young people the understanding of the work force, allowing them to earn income during the summer day camp. The program includes baseball, basketball and softball official/umpire training. Participants learn the rules of perspective sports, conflict resolution, safety, healthy eating habits, how to properly complete employment and tax forms, professional dress attire and how to conduct an interview. With these skills our goal is to teach each youth to get a job, keep it and advance!

Season: Year Round

Fees: Membership + $25 Activity Fee per session/program

Please contact Joyce Jones 314-679-5251 | jjones@mathews-dickey.com with any questions about our Earn & Learn program.