WHO ARE WE.
Alpha Esquires is a mentoring program for young men in grades 7-12 currently enrolled in Cuyahoga County area schools. Our mentors promote leadership development, career awareness, community involvement, educational planning, oral communication skills and social awareness. Each Esquire is partnered with a male mentor, allowing the individual needs of every Esquire to be met. We realize that a one size fits all approach does not work when it comes to mentoring youth.
The program is designed to enhance the performance of participants in all subject matters, with a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). We strive to ensure that participants become balanced individuals, as community service is at the program’s core. When an Alpha Esquire completes the program, he will be prepared to take the SAT/ACT exams, and be aware of how to successfully navigate the college application process.
The Alpha Esquire program is not designed to get young men into institutions of higher learning, it is designed to get them through institutions of higher learning. Statistics show that only 33% of Black males that enter college finish. Armed with this knowledge, our program matches Esquires with on campus mentors to ensure they complete their journey.
Alpha Esquires provides a college/career preparatory environment for middle and high school aged young men in the Greater Cleveland area by promoting academic achievement, particularly in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), community service, professional development and social etiquette, while fostering relationships with peers and mentors.
To increase the achievement levels of minority young men, while providing a variety of resources and platforms that will make a positive impact in their lives physically, mentally, and spiritually and transform the Greater Cleveland community.