Saturday, February 27, 2016

Teaching Boys to Be Gentlemen

In a South Carolina elementary school, boys are learning how to become gentlemen. They dress up once a week and are taught manners in how to treat other people with respect, including women and girls.

Raymond Nelson started The Gentleman's Club, with the motto "Look good, feel good, do good." Approximately 60 students meet every Wednesday to discuss topics such as how to shake hands, make eye contact, open doors and address their elders. Nelson says because some of the younger boys are still at the age where they consider girls to have cooties, he bases his lessons and examples off how they would treat sisters, mothers and their teachers.