Omega Gentleman Youth Academy (Omega G.E.N.T.)
The Omega Gentleman Youth Academy (OGYA) was established by Mu Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and is facilitated in partnership with Bridge Builder Charity Foundation, Inc. Based on Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.’s Cardinal Principles (Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift), the Omega Gents Academy is designed to teach and encourage young African-American men in high school to positively define, plan, pursue and achieve their goals. Annually, our mentoring services include educational workshops and outings, academic enrichment symposiums, community service projects, social and recreational outings, local college campus tours, career visibility and/or development outings.
How to apply?
Our formal program occurs during the traditional academic year, from September to June, in line with your local school district’s academic calendar. To apply or receive additional information such as scheduling and/or application timetable coordination, please contact your school’s Guidance Counselor or the Social Action Chair of the Mu Mu Nu Chapter at socialaction@NorthHoustonQues.org. The Applications period for participation will commence on the 1st of April and are due no later than the 30th of April each calendar school year if you would like to participate in this academy. Click the link below to download the application.
There is no enrollment fee or monthly dues for participation in the OGYA. A limited number of specific events and/or activities may require parent/guardian financial support, at which a fee may be required. Parents/guardians will be informed of such events and fees at least two weeks prior to the event by the OGYA Leadership Team.
The prospective participant will be a high school student from high schools in the North Houston area and recommended by their School Guidance Counselor or a member of Mu Mu Nu Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (MMN). Their Guidance Counselor or the Fraternity member making the recommendation to determine whether class schedule and extracurricular activities afford him an opportunity to participate in the program will interview prospective participants informally. TThe prospective participant should be in grades 9-12, be a member of different organizations in a leadership role, and attend church. They must also have a goal to attend a College/University/Technical school upon graduation.
Omega Gents Application Timetable:
April 1st to April 30th, 2019:
· ALL Applications submitted electronically (preferred method) must be received by 11:59 pm on April 30th
· ALL Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked by April 30th
A complete application must include ALL of the following documents listed below:
· Omega Gents Application – Signed By Parent/Guardian and Gent Candidate
· Schedule of 2019-20 Anticipated, Planned, or Committed
· Programs/Extracurricular Activities
· Executed Omega Gent and Parent/Guardian Contract
· Waiver of Liability and Hold-Harmless Agreement
· Emergency Contact & Medical Information
· Copy of Current High School Transcript
· Waiver/Photo Release
Submitting an Omega Gent Application:
The preferred method for receiving Omega Gent applications is electronically. When submitting an application electronically, please make certain to adhere to the following instructions:
Email completed application and supporting materials to the following address Info@bbcfinc.org Include the following in the subject line of your email: Omega Gents Program applicant – your son’s first and last name.
Alternately, a hard copy of your application may be mailed to the following address:
Bridge Builder Charity Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Mu Mu Nu Chapter - OGYA
4008 Louetta Rd., PMB #619
Spring, TX 77388
Following submission of the application and ALL required documentation, the Social Action Committee will review and select 16 GENTS for the upcoming school year to participate in the program. Each candidate will receive a letter of acceptance and will move on to the interview phase. All Omega Gent Candidate interviews will take place in May of the current school year prior to the end of the school. The location, time, and date will be provided in the letter of acceptance. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are required and MUST attend the candidate's interview.