100 BLACK MEN OF AKRON INC.
100 BLACK MEN OF AKRON INC.
Not all youth are born with privilege, opportunities, or a positive network. Some are raised throughout their lives thinking they’ll never be able to live the life they’ll want. This is because of the environment and the people who they surround themselves with every single day. Every African-American person should have the ability to create the life they’ve always wanted and that’s what The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. provides.
Committing ourselves to personify the type of people our children will look up to and emulate, we embrace the immense responsibility we have to our mentees and our communities. Providing these children another choice in life by being around likeminded individuals who have similar aspirations and goals.
As we have grown The Network of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. more companies and programs have been formed to assist in delivering the education and empowerment needed to change the course of these children’s lives. This is done through the 100’s Four For The Future focus areas; Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness, and Economic Empowerment.
Through the expansion, we’ve created 100 Black Men Chapters that delivers unique programs that address specific needs in local communities. Through 57 years of testing, we’ve created the 100’s successful model. A proven blueprint for mentoring and developing young people into future leaders by surrounding themselves with a positive network and giving them the opportunity that they may not have thought was possible.
Our ongoing commitment to continuously improve and implement our programmatic initiatives is what drives us. Helping shape our mentees realize their potential by showing them how to be successful and significant, stressing the importance of obtaining and applying education, and providing them the tools that empower them for self-sufficiency, cultivated civic, and business leadership.
The 100 Black Men of Akron became a Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. in 2004. The founding members were Tony Grimes, Gary Wyatt, Greg Partridge, and Michael J. Irby. Our primary focus has been mentoring youth. The 100 Black Men Leadership Academy was started to serve boys in grades four to twelfth. Our Daughters in Leadership program served fifth grade girls.
Initially our programs served youth at Rankin Elementary, Schumacher Elementary, Helen Arnold Elementary, and Portage Path Elementary School in the Akron Public School District. Currently, our Leadership Academy is in Crouse Elementary, Barber Elementary, and Firestone High School in Akron Public Schools.
The mission of the 100 Black Men of Akron, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance education and economic opportunities for all African Americans.
The 100 Black Men of Akron, Inc. seek 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.
The 100 Black Men of Akron, 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.
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