Elementary teacher creates 'Gentleman's Club' to teach at-risk students life lessons

- An elementary teacher in South Carolina is trying to help his young students learn how to act like gentlemen, according to WSMV.

Nearly 60 students at Memminger Elementary in Charleston get together on Wednesdays and meet for the Gentleman's Club -- dressed for success.

Raymond Nelson, who came up with the idea, is the student support specialist at the school and works with at-risk children, the station reports. 

"I was thinking maybe if I have the boys dress for success," Nelson told WSMV-TV. "When was the last time you saw someone fighting in a tuxedo?"

The club’s motto is "Look good, feel good, do good."

Nelson even provides some jackets, ties and vests for the fifth graders who don't have their own.

During Gentleman's Club, Nelson tells the station they discuss topics like how to shake hands, make eye contact, open doors and address their elders.

While some of the younger boys aren't interested in girls yet, Nelson says he bases his lessons off how they would treat sisters, mothers and their teachers, the station reports.

Tap here to read the full report on WSMV.com.

Copyright 2016 FOX 11 Los AngelesDownload our mobile app for breaking news alerts or to watch FOX 11 News | Follow us on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Elementary teacher creates 'Gentleman's Club' to teach at-risk students life lessons
  • Mystery of green drinking water in Louisiana parish solved
  • Palm trees catch fire at CA country club
  • Study: Gym equipment is dirtier than a toilet seat
  • Earthquakes: What causes them, and why they're so destructive
  • Hurricane Maria continues trek through Caribbean
  • Deputies search for toilet paper thieves
  • Study says 'cheating' on your diet may be the healthiest way to lose weight
  • Josephine PD shoots man who went to city hall with rifle
  • Soldier returns from Iraq to surprise twin sisters at Virginia high school