The mission of the 100 Black Men of Pensacola, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.
The 100 seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.
100 Black Men of Pensacola, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.
The 100 has a successful model that is a proven blueprint for mentoring and developing young people into future leaders.100 Black Men chapters have historically and continue to deliver unique programs across the U.S. and in London that address specific needs in local communities. The network has activated partner-funded programs that deliver education, empowerment and leadership development across the 100’s Four For the Future focus areas. Peer-to-peer mentoring and group mentoring is inclusive of middle school, high school, college and soon Emerging 100 chapters (which will be scaled and connected to the 100 global network). The 100’s mentoring model offers youth unique educational opportunities that include connections with living legends and leaders across many industries. Online mentor training and the 100 virtual mentee curriculum completes #the100blueprint for mentoring.
The 100 has provided supplemental education programs and post-secondary tuition support to young people since the inception of the organization. It is the bedrock of the 100’s foundation and the blueprint for education partnerships that can be duplicated globally.The 100 Black Men have successfully addressed questions that educators, politicians, community leaders and parents are wrestling with related to educating youth. Question: How to develop high-performing schools that deliver supplementary education and provide access to technology and STEM programs? 100 Black Men chapters throughout the network have made education the highest priority. All chapters are community partners, tutors and have identified public schools in their city where they deliver programs throughout the school year. A number of 100 chapters operate charter schools that have positively impacted communities for many years. Each of these school partnerships incorporates a mix of afterschool, Saturday school and summer enrichment programs.
In addition to scholarships, the 100 Black Men chapters expose and educate youth that are traditionally underserved and underexposed to STEM programs. Through 100 Robotics programs and unique STEM initiatives, that include collaborations with 100 members who are inventors, doctors, engineers, scientists and technology professionals, youth are being prepared for future college and career opportunities that will change their lives. This is #the100blueprint for education.
100 Black Men of Pensacola, Inc. is committed to delivering a community health fair or a health-screening event whenever the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. convenes. Within the 100, the number of doctors, members in leadership roles and members connected to major health organizations are unprecedented. This knowledge leadership includes a former U.S. Surgeon General. The 100’s health & wellness initiatives are multi-generational and include health education, free screenings, referrals, follow up, partnerships and advocacy.Because of the high rates of cases in the African American community and decades-long, complex health disparity issues the 100’s Health and Wellness initiatives will always include the #the100blueprint for addressing the following:
The 100 Black Men’s Health & Wellness Committee has established a successful blueprint for developing strategic partnerships that raise a collective voice to help increase awareness and provide health education to mitigate chronic conditions and diseases that plague the African American community. Current grant-funded programs include:
The 100 Black Men of Pensacola, Inc., through its chapter network, has always delivered programs to empower our mentees, their families and the communities in which they live. Chapter executions have ranged from foundational education in banking (checking and savings account) to wealth creation including home ownership, investment programs, entrepreneurship and retirement planning.Established programs representing #the100blueprint for Economic Empowerment include:
The 100 will be expanding its leadership development program, which will result in the 100’s blueprint for developing leaders in high school and college, effectively bridging and positioning them for success as young professionals. The organization will also continue to enhance internal leadership development with technical member training at every meeting.The following programs, initiatives, and training represent #the100blueprint for economic empowerment and all are transferable to other nonprofit organizations.
The 100’s blueprint for leadership development includes the following grant-funded programs:
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