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The 100 mentors youth through a worldwide network of chapters. Across the United States and Internationally, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and 100 Black Men International are positively impacting the lives of tomorrow’s leaders through the 100’s signature programs such as Mentoring the 100 Way and Collegiate 100®. Chapters also deliver unique, innovative mentoring initiatives that are locally relevant and that change the lives of tens of thousands of youth annually.

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.

Workshops for children and youth include topics such as:

  • Positive Self Identity and Personal Vision

  • Life Skills

  • Social and Emotional Skills

  • Moral Character

  • Work Ethic

  • Lifelong Learning


All Mentoring the 100 Way techniques are developed using S.M.A.R.T. goals and utilize the following mentoring relationship models:

  • 1 to 1 Mentoring

  • Group Mentoring

  • Tag Team Mentoring

  • Peer to Peer Mentoring


Education: The 100 provides annual scholarship awards to deserving matriculating students who will be full-time students at accredited and post-secondary institutions based on 100 Black Men of the Upstate 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’s health and wellness goals are to raise awareness, provide access to health care and health information that will ultimately promote behavior change resulting in a healthier lifestyle. 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. 


The 100 considers economic empowerment as a necessary step toward creating a just society, not only here in the United States, but for black people around the world. The 100 defines economic empowerment as the ability to be self-determined in creating dreams, pursuing them and black-economic-empowerment-certificateultimately perpetuating them by establishing the mechanisms to sustain generational wealth. Our program initiatives promote generational economic self-sufficiency through financial literacy, family wealth building and entrepreneurship. Current programs include:


  • Dollars & $ense Youth Investment Program

  • SmartEdge by GMAC

  • Money Smart

  • Bank of America Family Home Ownership Program

  • Prudential Financial Literacy Program


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