Our approach is a holistic mentoring program that addresses the social, emotional and cultural needs of young men ages 12-18. Members of Got Skills are trained and certified to become mentors, advocates, and role models for the youth within their communities.
Through one-on-one and group mentoring efforts, our members forge relationships that positively impact our greatest resource: our youth. The program focuses on building essential skills needed to become productive, contributing citizens.
Simply put we’re providing young men with the help they need.

"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves."

Gerrille Robinson
Got Skills Orlando MentoringGerrille Robinson was born in Melbourne, Florida and graduated from Melbourne High School. He received his Associates of Science degree in General Studies and his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. Gerrille also served in the United States Army for 8 years and participated in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Gerrille has been a Correctional Officer for the past 19 years and he is also a faithful member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville, Florida. He was a Cub Master for 13 year with Pack 603 (BSA) and has been the host of “The Sunday Afternoon Praise Party” for the past 12 years on Inspiration 1680 WOKB. Gerrille has been happily married to his lovely wife for the past 17 years and has three wonderful kids.
Eric Debose
Got Skills Orlando MentoringEric L. DeBose is a native Floridian, that was raised in the Central Florida community. Growing up, Eric was active in community service and church organizations. He attended West Orange High School where he excelled in Basketball. He furthered his education and athletic dreams by playing college basketball, where he graduated from Shaw University in 2000 with a degree in Criminal Justice.  Since 2002, Eric has worked for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. During his first four years, Eric worked as a patrol deputy. Nevertheless, Eric decided to go back and work with juveniles, so he joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrest & Monitoring Unit in 2006. After a year, Eric became a Detective in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes Unit. Since that time, he has lead or contributed to some of Orange County most high profile Sex Crimes cases. Also, Eric has served on the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Special Response Team (SRT). He is currently a Senior Hostage Negotiator for the Sheriff’s Office, where he has served for seven years. Eric was promoted to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit 2012. After years of working in the Homicide Unit, in 2016, Eric was transferred to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit. During this time, Eric gained a great deal of experience in dealing with violent element that is present in our communities. Eric was appointed to the Orange County Criminal Intelligence Unit 2016, where his area of expertise is International/Domestic terrorism. Eric volunteers his time as a coach at local youth sports organization in the community. Also, he is an active mentor to young men in the Orange County Public School system. Eric serves as the Director of Community Affairs for the Kenard Lang Foundation, Vice President of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. Eric is a constant supporter of local initiatives that benefit the local homeless community. Eric is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity Incorporated and he is an avid sports fan. Eric has come to a place in his professional career where he is striving to use the talents and blessings that he has been given to make a difference in society. He has a love for people and education, and he is a voice in the community with regards to taking positive steps in self empowerment. God has blessed Eric to be the radio host of a weekly radio show called Community Bonding on 1680 AM (WOKB) every Sunday at 3pm. Eric is a God-fearing man whose faith has catapulted him in both his professional and personal life. His parents instilled in him as a child that you can do anything you want to do, if you put God first. Eric’s faith in God sustains him in his life and efforts to make a change. Eric has been the featured speaker at many social events. Eric lives his life, based on the promise that “all things are possible to them that believe in God”.
James Bush
Got Skills Orlando MentoringJames Bush was born February 2nd, 1989 in Jacksonville FL where he lived for 18yrs before moving to Central FL. James was a graduate of William M. Raines Senior High of Jacksonville and also is a graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services with a minor in Communication. James is the youngest of 3 older sisters who he regards as his “Charlie’s Angels”. Throughout his life James has volunteered extensive hours and gained credible experiences with progressively serving the public. James has volunteered in various communities, schools, homeless shelters, and city wide clubs and organizations geared to the improvement and empowerment of our younger generation. James has maintained a willing heart and an open mind to assist in the development and motivation of everyone he meets. James is currently a Youth Career Coach/Case Manager and has been blessed to continue to assist in the progression of children and families, the effectiveness of our educational system, and the preservation of neighborhoods. James is a huge Orlando Magic fan who loves to attend as many home games as he can, and is also a fan of Collegiate and Professional Football. It is with a humbled heart and a renewed spirit that conceived James belief that people need people, and from that understanding and value he will continue to make his hands free and his heart open for the development and effectiveness of all mankind.
Georgio "G" Rodriguez
Got Skills Orlando MentoringGeorgio Rodriguez was born in Dallas , TX but spent half of his life in Asbury Park , NJ and then Orlando , FL. He graduated from Edgewater High School and then received his college degree for film and video production from Fullsail. Georgio has been working as a freelance Director of photography/ camera op in the TV world for 14 years. His job has allowed him to film in over 60 countries and every state in the USA. Georgio is also 2 time Emmy award winner. He has worked on such shows as Survivor, TI and tiny family hustle, Undercover Boss, Flying Wild Alaska, Celebrity Apprentice, WWE Raw , Smackdown , and Wrestlemania ,music videos for Rick Ross and Puff Daddy, many Disney projects and much more. Georgio has been married to his lovely wife for 13 years and has one son. Georgio and his wife were also foster parents of at least 8 kids over the years. Georgio has been a faithful member of The Experience Christian Center since the church started back in 2009.
Larry Newton
Got Skills Orlando MentoringLarry was born in Fort Myers, Lee County, “City of Palms”, FL, February 3, 1959. He graduated from Fort Myers Senior High School, Class of 1977. Larry also served our country in the United States Army for 4 years. Larry has been Audio Visual Specialist Supervisor with Orlando Health for nearly 17 years. He serves as ministry leader for Audio Sound Ministry of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of historic Eatonville, FL were he has served faithfully for 20 years. He is the proud owner Newton & Newton Computers & more (audio visual and photography) with his wife Gail whom he has been married to for nearly 21 years works closely with him. Their pride and joy are children are Terrance, Sanora, La-Toya, Nakia, and Crystal, their grandchildren, Ronisha, TJ, Alondra, Rodney, Jr., DaQuan, Darrius, Jr., Kevonus, Jr., Jordan, Jermaine, Jr. Amathyah and great-grandson Sayyid Clemons, Jr. Their newest granddaughter is due November 2016.
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James Roy
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Areas of Focus

We feel society is failing all boys and boys of color are not being given a fair opportunity in life. We want to create a society that will embrace young males especially males of color, and help create positive outcomes in their lives. We want to change the negative images and bad reputation that males of color have been given.

Social Justice

Self Awareness