Tier 1: Mentee focus on their brand and building their support system. The key word of this module: Application.


Mentees will focus on their next transition. The key word of this module: Preparation.


Tier 3: Mentees will focus on applying their understanding as they prepare for adulthood. The key words of this module: Graduation and Growth.

Work process
in 3 steps

The Distinguished Effect: Tier Mentoring Model:

  • Academic Success
  • Preparation for the future
  • Graduation

Born to Be Present

Born to Succeed

Born to Compete

Born to Listen

Born to Learn

Meet the Distinguished Gentlemen Leadership


Brandon Roberts is originally from Coldspring, Texas. He Graduated from Coldspring Oakhurst High School in 2006 and went on to attend the University of Houston. A close death in his family caused him to transfer to Sam Houston State a University in Huntsville where he completed his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Management. He is a member of the Eta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He is the co-founder of Distinguished Gentlemen Leadership Group. Along with his role as co-founder, Mr. Roberts works as the Human Resources Team Leader. In this role Mr. Roberts is responsible for recruiting, screening, and training, volunteers for various events that the organization hosts throughout the year. Moreover, Mr. Roberts also performs a lot of motivational speaking and presentations to help market the organization and its brand. Service to humanity is important to him, it's his life to impact, influence and inspire others.

Brandon Roberts

Co-founder, Human Resource Team Leader, Brand Coach Board Member

Phillip Jefferson: Joined the organization in 2014. Looking to impact my hometown and surrounding rural areas. I am an SFA grad with a Business Management Degree. I have been a Food Service Manager for over seven years. This organization allows me to make connections with young men and impact their lives for the better.Type your paragraph here.

Phillip Jefferson

Financial/Fundraiser Director/Brand Coach Board Member

Durell Thompson was born and raised in Coldspring TX, where he graduated high school in 2005. Currently, Mr. Thompson has gone on to complete his education at SHSU, earning a BS in Biology and a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction. As an original co-founder and current Executive Director of Distinguished Gentlemen Leadership Group, Mr. Thompson looks to bring his knowledge and insight back to the young men in his community and show them that they too can make a difference!

Durell Thompson

Executive Director, Brand Coach, Distinguished Gentlemen Leadership Group


We have provided 2000 dollars worth of scholarships to local students in Coldspring, TX. Thanks to our new mentoring strategic partners, we have expanded or mentoring; find us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the following locations:

  • Wednesday: Boys and Girls Club, Livingston, TX (4:00-4:45p.m)
  • Thursday: Boys and Girls Club, Huntsville, TX (5:00-6:00p.m)
  • Saturday: Montgomery Youth Services, Conroe, TX (9:30-11a.m)
  • Scholarship Breakfast, May 20th
  • DGLG Fitness Day, June



The Distinguished Gentlemen Leadership Group helped me grow and guided me into college. I will forever be grateful.