The 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia will collaborate with the National Institute of Health/Morehouse School of Medicine Health & Wellness for a better understanding of Healthcare 2.0, COVID-19, Violence, Brain, Mental Health, and Cancer awareness. Our focus is to education our community on these important, pertinent, and relevant health issues. To meet our goal, the 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia will mount a campaign on COVID-19 with a focus on facts and debunking false claims. To help maintain “good” brain and mental health, the 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia, in collaboration with 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and National Institute of Health/Morehouse School of Medicine Health & Wellness, will encourage communication and help to minimize the stigma in the African-American community that mutes conversation and assistance as it relates to mental illness issues. The 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia will work with local hospitals on set up physical and preventative care exams that are low to no cost as well as convenient for underserved persons in our community.
There will be awards for our art contest seeking poetry, drawing, painting, and photos to be used for greeting cards for cancer and brain injury patients. Also, college scholarship will be awards to deserving applicants.
The 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia in conjunction with our community partner
Coca-Cola will work to increase our community footprint as active participants in matters of social injustice and equality. The chapter will continue mentoring the Collegiate 100 chapter, young men in the juvenile corrections facility, and young persons in the greater Columbia area. There will be an emphasis on education and financial literacy. Additionally, the chapter will work with local law enforcement and national organizations to make real change in the areas of equality and social justice reform. In the process of increasing our presence, the Greater Columbia Chapter will increase our visibility and membership.
The 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia will conduct “Town Hall Meetings/Community Engagement events to increase awareness and knowledge around inequality and injustice.” Young participants will have a chance to participate in contests with social justice reform theme using lesson plans, videos, personal and professional testimonies. The winners will earn prizes college scholarships. Stat tuned for more information.
The 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia, with the support of our community partner
Ikea, are finding new and innovative ways to increase membership, drive our mission statement and branding, create a channel to community, foster leadership, find new community partners, and develop a one, three, and five year plan. Additionally, with the support of Ikea, the chapter will create a peer-to-peer program for corporate and sole-proprietors, and create a future leadership program. Stay tuned for more details.