L.A.D.I.E.S. AND G.E.N.T.L.E.M.E.N. is a leadership organization, for adolescents (as young as ten to seventeen including high school seniors), striving to create opportunities that encourage excellence by exploring diverse paths of growth and development. Our purpose is to provide youth with the resources and supports ranging from personal wellness, academia, performing arts, and cultural awareness. Our focus is driven by educating and exposing youth to the world and its’ rich history and giving back to communities by doing humanitarian projects that help improve human welfare.
what we stand for
L.A.D.I.E.S. // Leaders with Ambition, Dignity, Integrity, Empowering Sisters.
G.E.N.T.L.E.M.E.N. // Goal-oriented, Educated, Noble, Trailblazing Leaders, Empowering Men of Excellent Nature.
YOUTH aMBASSADOR &
HISTORY AND CULTURE
PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC
vocal & music composition,
Drama & Theater Production
board of directors
PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Chasidy Dancer-Smith is a native of the great city of Fort Worth located in North Central Texas. After receiving her bachelors of science degree in Interdisciplinary studies from the mean green University of North Texas in Denton, she devoted her time and service to teaching the youth of her surrounding communities. Chasidy strongly believes in advocating for youth, women, and education. Her goal in life is to help those who are need of opportunities to succeed. She is very passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential through motivational speaking and providing resources that will aid in their growth.
Chasidy loves to cook, create, write, and travel in her free time. She is most excited about bringing refreshing opportunities and experiences to youth that will ignite excellence. She loves that the LADIES AND GENTLEMEN organization encourages strong leadership, scholarship, and creative expressions. With great support, she believes this organization will be an effective component that adds to the rich cultural fabric of our community and beyond.
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”
- Maya Angelou
Patrick Smith Jr.
Patrick is a true "Fort-Worthian." After attending college at Texas A&M Commerce where he studied All level Kinesiology with a minor in Education, he returned to fort worth with pride and hopes of establishing his legacy. He spent much of his adolescent years playing basketball, baseball, and football. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, coaching flag football, hiking, and being with his family.
Patrick aspires to give young men a sense of unity and brotherhood. He is most excited about meeting new members and inspiring youth to be their best selves.
Pat lives by the motto: "PUSH THROUGH."
Jade Grant, MPA
Jade is originally from Hillsboro, Texas but claims Arlington as her hometown. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas, she relocated to Baltimore, Maryland. She currently works at the University of Maryland, Baltimore as a Student Recruiter for the Graduate School and will receive her Master’s in Public Administration with a focus in Public and Nonprofit Management from the University of Baltimore in May 2019. Jade is heavily vested in reviving her surrounding community through social innovation, philanthropy, and mentorship.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, writing, collaborating with peers on new and improved ways to connect with the youth in meaningful ways. Jade is most excited about creating and locating fresh opportunities for young LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, assisting them in personal, academic and cultural development. She adores our organization’s commitment to meeting the youth where they are at to assist and not direct their life’s journey, goals, and ambitions.
Jade lives by the James Allen quote “Circumstances do not determine a man, they reveal him.”
PERFORMING ARTS COORDINATOR
Angie Miller is from Texas and has served as a leader among youth of various ages for over 5 years. From directing an after-school program to mentoring, she still leaves time open to minister as an instructor for a liturgical praise group of ages 8-35. Outside of dancing and spending time with family and friends, Angie enjoys helping others, listen to music, and playing sports. She favors the colors black and purple and believes that every child can be even more amazing when they have support.
What excites Angie the most about this organization is how passionate everyone is when it comes to each avenue of the organization. “The fact that LADIES AND GENTLEMEN is not just another dance group. We offer so much more and want each member to be able to partake in those opportunities as well.”