Men of Distinction

"Learning to become gentlemen"

Vol. 1, Ed. 2 12.15.2016

December Lunch and Learn 2016

The MoDs along with their mentors were blessed to have Mr. Leo Cardenas, a certified body language and nonverbal communication expert, to join us and speak to our young men. It is so important that our gentlemen learn how to pick up on social cues. So many times people are working hard to follow what someone is saying but they miss the unspoken messages. Thanks again Mr. Cardenas for teaching us the unspoken messages that surround us daily.


The MoDs also had a great time breaking bread with their mentors and communicating about their goals and what's going on in their lives. I personally enjoyed seeing one of our MoDs (Dallas Yildirim) helping another MoD tie his bow tie. Great to see them sharing and coming together as a family. This will be the last meeting before the Christmas break. We look forward to getting back together on January 11, 2017.

Why mentorship matters: Bivian "Sonny" Lee III at TEDxTU

"As a nation, we are in need of educating EVERY child to their highest potential. We need to offer an avenue of hope and accomplishment to help children reach their goals. Mentorship has always been a part of my life and I hope that I will be able to leave a legacy of building up children so they won't become broken men. May our children leave us and go out into the world and make it a better place."


Melvin J Owens

Men of Distinction Founder