Men of Tomorrow

Empowering the Next Generation Today, Developing Leaders of Tomorrow

The GZL Educational Foundation along with the Gamma Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. conducts the annual Men of Tomorrow Program (MOT). The MOT program is geared toward motivating and mentoring students from underserved communities to continue their education, complete high school and enter college. Middle and predominantly high school students are involved in interactive workshops and thoughtful group discussions that include but are not limited to:

      FCAT/ACT/SAT Test Preparation
      College Preparation
      Financial Aid
      Goal Setting Exercises
      Career Planning
      Interview Preparation
      Time Management
      Financial Responsibility & Management

In addition to workshops, MOT participants have visited the Kennedy Space Center, taken tours of colleges and universities throughout the southeast, as well as participated in tours of local radio stations and the St. Petersburg Times Forum.

The workshops begin in October and will culminate in May with our annual scholarship program. The annual scholarship program is held to recognize and award MOT outstanding graduating seniors that have exhibited noble character, leadership ability, and high scholastic aptitude and achievement. The Men of Tomorrow Program is funded by events such as our annual Golf Tournament and the Black and Gold Scholarship Ball, as well as contributions from generous individuals, organizations and companies.

MOT Program Application

MOT Application

Program Highlights:

MOT graduates include Keith Jacobs, Assistant Principal at Williams Magnet Middle School (Tampa, FL) ; Delatorro McNeal, author and motivational speaker; and BK Jackson, contemporary jazz recording artist currently attending Florida A&M University. MOT participants have attended or currently attend universities and colleges including but not limited to:

        Bethune Cookman University
        Florida A&M University
        Florida State University
        Morehouse College
        United States Naval Academy
        University of Florida
        University of Notre Dame
        University of South Florida
        Washington University