Mr. Jermaine Thomas, founder, and sponsor of Natchitoches Junior High’s Boys to Men Club, was out with the young men of the club Saturday, December 18 ringing bells for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Drive at a local business. This marks the return of the Red Kettle Drive to our community after an absence of several years.
Mr. Thomas is a 7th grade math teacher at Natchitoches Junior High. He founded the Boys to Men Club in 2018 to “…Teach them life skills that are not in the curriculum…” The young men learn everything from etiquette to how to tie a necktie. Service projects such as the Red Kettle Drive are also an integral part of the club’s mission.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to commend Mr. Thomas for going far beyond his job description in founding and sponsoring the Boys to Men Club. He saw a need and stepped in to fill it. The club’s success could be seen on a cold and wet Saturday as a group of well-mannered young men spent the day helping to raise funds for charity. Well done gentlemen!