In remembrance of a significant mentor:
Mr. Dennis Vinson was a true mentor to the co-founders of the Honorable Young Men Club. For years prior to the beginning of the program, he invested time and wisdom in these leaders.
"We admire Mr. Vinson for being an example of a man of faith, father, son, husband, grandfather and businessman. He is known for leading by example. He was someone we all looked up to and aspire to become like. Mr. Dennis Vinson happily extended invitations to be his guests at formal functions around the state of Missouri. He gave us hope."
- From the co-founders of HYMC
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Honorable Young Men Club. In loving memory of Mr. Dennis Vinson.
The Honorable Young Men’s Club is dedicated to creating a community where we empower young men to reach their full potential — in an effort to help shape the direction of their lives.
Many young men in our community miss out on learning critical life skills needed in life to handle emotions, work and finding balance among relationships.
HYMC instills a strong sense of ethics, accountability and the need to have a plan. Young men are taught our Core Values, and leave having learned lessons they’ll carry for the rest of their lives.
We help young men learn how to become men. Every young man will know that if they believe they can become a leader or succeed in business, they can achieve it. Many young men in our community haven’t been taught the life skills necessary for making their dreams and goals a reality. Teaching these skills is what our mentors do for our students.
What People Are Saying
Our goal is to shape young men into men, and make families happy.
HYMC has been a welcomed addition to our intervention programs. Our mentors are great and have established positive relationships with our students and parents. HYMC is impacting student academic performance and student attendance. I appreciate that our mentors provide students with new and different learning experiences that push students to dream big.Dr. Anthony Robinson, Superintendent of Sikeston Public School District
The HYMC mentoring program has been an extremely positive experience for the young men in our junior high building! The mentors conduct organized lessons, organize field trips, lead summer camps and push into classes.Mrs. Carla Fee, CJHS Principal
I can always tell what day it is! It’s HYMC Day at CMS! I observe these young men with collard shirts, ties, and sometimes a full suit. Not only do their clothes speak volumes, but it is also the extra pep of mature confidence seen in their walk. I can always tell what day it is! It’s HYMC Day at CMS!Mrs. Wigfall, CMS Pupil Support
Students are engaged, have a desire to want to learn, they sit up a little straighter, and are trying to do better in school. The magic is happening. These students want to do well for their mentors and in turn, want to do well for themselves. It’s all thanks to The Honorable Young Men Club.Mrs. Diane Meyr, CJHS ELA Teacher
Seeing the Mentors makes my heart smile. They always bring a lot positive and motivating energy to their surroundings.Ms. Pearson, CMS Teacher
News & Events
Learn more about our events and what we’re doing.
Missouri Legislature black caucus supports HYMC Peter Kinder is promoting the mission of the Honorable Young Men Club. HYMC began in 2016, with its four original co-founders (Kweku Arkorful, Cantrell Andrews, Wyky Jean and Aaron Adeoye). Since 2016, the organization has garnered recognition across the State of Missouri. Another step forward for HYMC occurred with … Read More
Mentoring program for boys having success in Cape Girardeau From the Miami Herald article (Associated Press): A program that helps young men reach their full potential is earning accolades from southeast Missouri leaders and members of the Missouri Legislature’s Black Caucus. The Southeast Missourian reports that the Honorable Young Men Club provides mentoring for students … Read More
We Have a Passion for Success
The mentors want to inspire positive outcomes by providing preparation and creating opportunity, encouraging our young men to seek purpose, as well as help build leaders in their communities.
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By donating to Honorable Young Men Club, you help to ensure our organization has the resources to continue in our work to provide training and experiences to the students working alongside our mentors.