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Build Future Leaders.

Ty`s Place supports teens and young adults through mentorship and leadership training as they transition into adulthood.


The late Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson loved giving back to his community, especially to youth.


He dreamed of a safe place in the community to provide teens mentorship and leadership training from trusted and loving adults. Following the community’s untimely and devastating loss of Tyrone in 2019, his vision was brought to life by a team of community leaders – and Ty’s Place - A Safe Space for Teens was built. 

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What we have to

Personal Development
Leadership Training
Youth Mentorship
Tutoring / Educational Support
Life Skills Development
Relaxing Environment

Community Collaboration


The 2,800 sq.ft. comfortable and clean space features an open floor plan furnished with lush chairs, granite countertops, a motorized movie screen, a Chromebook computer lab, flat screen TVs, and more– providing youth with a warm and welcoming environment they deserve. The site also contains a computer lab where young people can:

Complete College Applications

Conduct Job Searches

Access Educational Support

Meet the Team


Richard Jack III

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Founder, Gentlemen by Choice


Kasina Douglass-Boone

Program Director

Founder, T.U.L.I.PS


Donald Bishop

Operations Manager


Tiffani May

Program Coordinator


"I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside."

Whitney Houston

Programs & Partners

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Gentlemen by Choice Community Development Corporation (GBC) teaches basic Leadership, Image, Financial Literacy, and Etiquette skills (L.I.F.E skills) to at-risk youth, especially young men of color.

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