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Gerald Hodges


Gerald Hodges is a Social Entrepreneur from Liberia who’s devoting his time helping his peers realize their full potential, and become agents of change through his venture Mentor for Development in Liberia (MDL). He is a Resolution Fellow and the Learning & Development Officer at Population Services International/Liberia.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” -Martin Luther King, Jr.


youth he impacted through mentoring and tutoring


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languages he speaks

Protect your courage

Born at the beginning of the Liberian civil war, Gerald and his parents took refuge to neighboring country Guinea; where he spent the next fifteen years of his life. Upon returning to Liberia, Gerald realized that many people had been retarded in education and the attainment of their full potential.

He became desperate to contribute to the process of renewal and fostering change in this new Liberia; where every youth has access to the tools, resources, and mentors they need to succeed at whatever they choose to do. Consequently, he founded Mentor for Development in Liberia.

For the past four years, Gerald has been volunteering and working with both national and international organizations including: AIESEC/Liberia, World Merit, Monrovia Hub/WEF, Population Services International, and the Coalition of Organizations Against Ebola in Liberia.

In addition to running MDL, Gerald is currently the Learning & Development Officer atPopulation Services International/Liberia – a leading global health organization based in Washington DC; where he worked previously as co-host and assistant respectively on “Let’s Talk About Sex,” a youth radio program aimed to prevent unplanned pregnancies and HIV among youth.

Gerald is a Resolution Fellow. He has an Associate of Arts degree in Management from the Stella Maris Polytechnic in Monrovia, and a 2014 graduate with a BSc. in Economics from the same institution.