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Thoughtful Thursday: If For Boys

The youngest son in my family is graduating high school tomorrow. So proud of this guy! In honor of all the graduates on this Thoughtful Thursday, GCP would like to dust off an old favorite, “If for Boys” by Rudyard Kipling. The words of this poem never fail to inspire, and its wisdom is timeless. […]

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Show Your Sons: Dante Pearson, Wharton MBA’17 Student Speaker

Last weekend Wharton MBA’s graduates heard an amazing speech from their fellow student Dante Pearson ’17 at their graduation ceremony. And now you can too. Click here and listen to this thoughtful and insightful speech from this young brother. Such a level head, commanding presence and great thinking from such a young man. Look out […]

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Good News from D.C., for a Change: Ron Brown College Prep School

Not much good news has been coming out of D.C. lately, but today’s inspiring story comes from Northeast D.C., where 36 year old Benjamin “Doc” Williams runs the all male Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. The only public single sex high school in D.C. opened its doors in September 2016 with 100 ninth graders […]

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Happy Mother’s Day from GCP!

Happy Mother’s Day, GCP Moms!  Whether you will be surrounded by family showering you with love and attention or just spending another Sunday doing all that you do to take care of your family, know that we at GCP are on our feet, giving you a screaming and shouting standing O today.  Notwithstanding the “Hallmark […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Honoring Our Mothers

While we at GCP have never been super hyped for the “Hallmark Holiday” aspect of Mother’s Day, we certainly believe that mothers should be heralded, and not just on the second Sunday in May. So, we will take this Thoughtful Thursday opportunity to pay tribute to mothers with the poetry of two of our legends, […]

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Educational Inspiration from Eagle Academy

Last week GCP had the pleasure of attending Eagle Academy Foundation’s annual awards breakfast where they celebrate the boys of their Eagle Academy schools and honor people who inspire their boys. The Eagle Academy Foundation supports a network of six all male, grades 6-12 college preparatory schools in challenged urban communities in the five boroughs […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Graduation Poems

In celebration of two graduations in May in our household (one son from high school, one from college), today’s Thoughtful Thursday presents poems for graduation from some very well known poets: Langston Hughes, Rudyard Kipling and Marge Piercy. These poems focus on dreams, give advice about becoming a man, and contemplate the new beginnings that […]

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How Do We Talk With Our Sons About Jordan Reynolds?

By now we have all heard about Jordan Reynolds, the Black high school freshman honor roll student and athlete who was shot and killed by a police officer while leaving a party in a car with his brothers and friends last Saturday night in Balch Springs, Texas. No one in the car was armed, no […]

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