Mentors Inspiring Males for Success Youth Mentoring Program
Glenn R Bratton, Teaching Mentor
Roger Davis, Teaching Mentor
Gladys Grier, Teaching Mentor attended Cleveland community college obtain AA Degree in Criminal Justice, after which graduated from the Gaston College Rookie School. She has worked for Gaston county animal control as a cruelty investigator and obtain certification as an EMTI at Gaston College. She worked for Gaston EMS for 2 years. While with the Belmont police department, Gladys worked on the Mecklenburg and Gaston special drug task force. She has worked as Community officer and SRO Officer. She was promoted to Sergeant were she served for seven years. Gladys was offered a position with the Gastonia Police Department and was assigned to community policing. She was also on the Hostage negotiation team, the honor guard and recurring board. She retired in 2015 but remained with the department for two more years as a reserve officer working as a SRO. She left in the department in 2018 to travel. She currently works with MIMS and the Gastonia Friday night lights program
Haywood Miller, Jr. Teaching Mentor, is from Charlotte NC. He attended Texas Tech University where he received a associates degree in engineering. He started his law enforcement career in 1989 with Mecklenburg County Sheriff Department, until he was accepted to the NC Highway Patrol basic school in 1993. He retired from NCSHP in 2019.
Jacob Barr, Teaching Mentor, is originally from Hemingway, SC and has been a resident of Gastonia since 1996. He currently serves as the Director of Community Relations with Gaston County Schools. Working with young people to help them reach their God given potential is one of his passions and is the reason for his interest in volunteering with MIMS.