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.
Program and Activities
HISTORY, CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT, POLITICAL, ENVIORNMENTAL, GLOBAL
Virtual and in-person
Exclusive social platform for virtual and in-person Meet-ups
Connect with members
Board of Directors
FOUNDER & 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.
PRESIDENT of G.E.N.T.L.E.M.E.N.
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."
PRESIDENT of L.A.D.I.E.S.
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.”
Serious inquires only
We are looking for two individuals (one male and one female) that enjoy working with youth, social media, giving back to the community, teaching/instructing, and traveling.
Ambassadors Job Description:
Attend two monthly meetings (1.5hrs each = 3 hours total a month)
Conduct outreach calls/text throughout the year
One must have access to internet with a device to conduct virtual meetings
Attend events that may require short to long distance travel or virtual (transportation will be provided for specific events, gas reimbursement)
Ability to communicate effectively
Knowledge of basic technology and social media outlets
Must be 18 years or older
Must be able to complete a background check
Gain experience working with youth
Receive community service hours
Paid Travel Excursions
Paid accommodations for travel (Room and board, entrance to any/all venues)
*This is an unpaid position.