The Academies, INC. is a non profit etiquette and mentoring program for youth ages 5-18. D3 The Academy is our program designed for young ladies and has been existing for three years. The G.E.N.T.S. program is our forthcoming program for young men, and is anticipated to begin in 2012. Each program runs, or will run for 9 months with an Academy Cotillion to culminate the semester. Our participants are involved in the community, participate in Academy outings which are designed to strengthen and develop a brother and sisterhood, and are also taught lessons to increase social stability and awareness.