Gant, a barber, an Aliquippa graduate, and now owner of the Let's Get 2gether event venue in Ambridge, was mentored as a youth.
In high school, he was in the Duquesne University mentoring program's Career Literacy for African American Youth. After college, he was mentored by business partner Damien Powell , owner of D&T Barber Styling in Ambridge.
"I have been mentored my whole life and am still being mentored. It put me on the right path," said Gant. "The street life around me was so easy to get into."
In addition to Damien Powell, Gant teamed up with David Askew and George Powell, owner of Powell Daycare and Resource Center in Aliquippa to form the Fella's Mentoring Group.
George Powell said the mentors plan on launching their group over Labor Day weekend by taking 20 young men on a fishing trip.
"A lot of kids now are getting caught up in the street. We need to get a hold of them before they actually get caught," said George Powell. "Some of them think the street is the only success they can have."
George Powell shared that he was a child that was caught up in the street when he was young. " I know the turn in life that the streets can have on you ... it's bad."
"I think God's calling on this earth for me is the kids," said George Powell.
If you know a youth that would benefit from this group call (724) 495-9598.