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.
What we have to
Tutoring / Educational Support
Life Skills Development
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
"I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside."
Programs & Partners
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.