About

Image Character Etiquette (ICE) is a mentoring program created to provide young men of all nationalities with practical lessons and positive examples of how to navigate life. Through personal interactions with program mentors and real-world examples, we teach young men not only how to go through life, but how to live meaningful lives fueled by purpose and propelled by passion. Our program focuses on three key areas of development:

  • The importance of image
  • Developing and maintaining good character
  • Etiquette

Currently, our program is designed to serve young men ages 12-19. We carry out our mission through school programming, community events and one-on-one mentoring, pairing each youth with a positive, influential male.

We are more than a lecture. We bring excitement, inspiration and fun to the challenging experiences of growing into manhood. Our goal is to re-establish discipline and hard work, revive the often forgotten gentleman, and to encourage with love.

Mission Statement

ICE is committed to the development of all men, encouraging them to live meaningful lives fueled by purpose and propelled by passion. We use school programming, community development and positive male influences to usher young men into manhood. Our goal: to steer, shape and mentor young men, equipping them with the tools needed to prosper today, tomorrow and for generations to come. ICE brings leadership to the heart of every man. 

SCOPE OF SERVICES

  • Customized School Programs
  • Community Programming
  • Workshops
  • Speaking Engagements

Why ICE?

Why Image Character Etiquette (ICE) Inc. you may ask? Well, the response to this question is simple: man has questions and man needs answers and because of this, we believe no man should be left out of “the known.”

At one time, man had all the answers – or at least he thought he did! He once had the family and support structure to teach him all he needed to know. He would have learned how to establish values for himself, what morals are and what things are appropriate versus what things are not. He may have learned the simple, but not always obvious dos and don’ts that can help man land a really great opportunity or watch it slip right out of his grasp. Man once knew about finance management, hard work, goal setting, priorities, and how to be a gentleman. Even if man didn’t have family structure and support, man was still strong because he had a village behind him! But what happens if the village or the pillars that were once in man’s life have changed forms or lost their strength? It is through my personal experience and analysis of man that I’ve found when this occurs, there is very little man knows.

According toTeachnology.com, “Character education is a teaching method, which fosters the development of ethical and responsible individuals by teaching them about the good values that people should have. It teaches the students the values of caring about other people, honesty, responsibility, and other important traits that make for an upstanding citizen.” It is character education that teaches man how to conduct himself. No man should live life without learning how to respect. Man should know how to bring his ideas, as well as his dreams, into fruition.

It is for this reason that ICE exists. It is because we strongly believe that if we can teach young men the importance of having a positive image, show them how to develop great character and encourage them to use etiquette to their advantage than we can improve classroom behavior, motivate academic success, make better family men for society and form leaders out of every young man.

Mentoring Statistics

According to mentoring.org, young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are…

  • 55% more likely to enroll in college
  • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly
  • 90% are interested in becoming a mentor themselves
  • 130% more likely to hold leadership positions

According to Kennelly & Monrad, 2007… students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class (Public / Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are…

  • 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking (Public / Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Meet our CEO

Sherome K.D. Hathaway is the founder and CEO of Image Character Etiquette (ICE) Inc. which began with a goal to help the young, smart, but yet unsure man. His other interest includes being an Independent Sales Consultant, a life insurance broker for the Hathaway Group and public speaking.

Sherome holds a B.S from The University of Akron with a concentration in Health Services and a MBA from Keller’s Graduate school of Management.  He is married to the love of his life, Eryn Hathaway.   Together they are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl named Arabella.

Sherome lives by the model, “Always surround yourself with people that you want to be like” and “try not to become a person of success, but a person of value.”

Meet our team

Who are the ICE MENTORS?

ICE mentors are young men developing in their professional careers who exemplify a polished image, positive character and proper etiquette. ICE mentors take pride in their standards and excel expectations of manhood. ICE mentors understand the need for mentorship and guidance and have a passion to share their experiences and journey to enhance the development of young boys and teens in their community.  We are more than a lecture. We bring excitement, inspiration and fun to the challenging experiences of growing into manhood. Our goal is to re-establish discipline and hard work, revive the often forgotten gentleman, and to encourage with love.

ICE MENTOR VALUES

  • Communicate openly, honestly and respectfully
  • Mirror our dark to match our light
  • Lead by example and not words
  • Commit to family, loving others and excellence

Board members

Almar Walter
Tristan Hall
Lamar Graham
Aaron Hollingsworth
Antwan Booker
Aaron Mackey
Josh Watters

Mentors

Norris Parker
Mike Ameer
George Bolden
James Hogan
Micah Hollins
Michael Bandy
Justin Kershaw
Micah Campbell
Brandon Thomas