Mentoring the 100 Way® – A holistic mentoring program that addresses the social, emotional and cultural needs of children ages 8-18. Members of the 100 are trained and certified to become mentors, advocates, and role models for the youth within their communities.
Through chapter operated one-on-one and group mentoring efforts, our members forge relationships that positively impact our greatest resource: our youth. The program focuses on building essential skills needed to become productive, contributing citizens.
Schools where we currently mentor students between the 6th and 12th grade include:
My name is Lyquan Johnson. I want express what being a member of this program has done for me. This year was a year with ups and downs but I was taught to be an independent strong minded leader. The 100 Black Men of Long Island taught us life skills, entrepreneurship, and forced us to imagine where we would be in 10 years. Even speaking before you is a testament to what I have learned from my mentors.
The impact the Male Mentoring Program has made in my life was no mere task. I have been dealing with a lot of personal adversity and this group has provided me with an escape from my troubles. I have learned things in this program that I could not learn in any classroom or any book. I know that I speak for the group in thanking you for all that you have done and I realize that it may be impossible to repay you in full, but we promise to do our best to make you nothing less than proud. Thank you!
The 100 provides annual scholarship awards to deserving matriculating students who will be full-time students at accredited, post-secondary institutions based on 100 Black Men of America, Inc. eligibility criteria. Scholarship dollars assist youth in completing educational goals by providing resources to offset expenses associated with tuition, books and housing. The scholarship program allows the 100 to identify potential youth leaders in our local communities and motivates them to achieve academic and community service excellence.
The 100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. has established scholarship endowments in excess of $100,000 at three accredited colleges universities on Long Island.
The 100 defines economic empowerment as the ability to be self-determined in creating dreams, pursuing them and ultimately perpetuating them by establishing the mechanisms to sustain generational wealth. Our programmatic initiatives promote generational economic self-sufficiency through financial literacy, family wealth building and entrepreneurship.
The organization’s Health & Wellness Committee provides leadership to the chapters as they establish health & wellness committees at the local level.Through civic and corporate partnerships, the 100 delivers health education programs and free health screenings in hundreds of communities annually.