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Counseling professor’s program receives $22,500 grant

Counseling professor’s program receives $22,500 grant from Regents’ African-American Male Initiative

Athens, Ga. – Deryl Bailey, an associate professor in counseling and human development services in UGA’s College of Education, will receive a $22,500 grant from the University System of Georgia’s African-American Male Initiative to continue his work with the highly distinguished Gentleman on the Move program.

This is the third AAMI grant to Gentleman on the Move, a program which focuses on providing children and adolescents in grades K-12 with tutoring, guidance and social skills training while offering a supportive structure for their parents. The program conducts a Saturday academy, Saturday workshops for parents, semester exam lock-ins, summer academies and closely monitors students’ progress in school.

Bailey founded the program in 1989 when he was a counselor in a North Carolina high school. Gentlemen on the Move is part of his Empowered Youth Project, which also includes Young Women Scholars and Parents of Empowered Youth.

Bailey received the 2007 Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award from the Counselors for Social Justice, a division of the American Counseling Association.

Bailey also has received national awards from the CSJ and the Association for Specialists in Group Work for his work and community outreach efforts. He has served as co-chair for the ACA’s task force on exemplary practices with mental health models in school counseling and is a past president of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. In 2006, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the UGA Student Association and was nominated for the UGA Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award.

Bailey joined the UGA faculty in 1999. He earned his Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Virginia.