100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s Virtual 34th Annual Conference Will Celebrate and Empower Youth of Ages

Atlanta, GA – September 15, 2020 – The final day of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s virtual conference is specially designed for youth participation and engagement.  It has been a time-honored tradition of the 100 to highlight the talents and accomplishments of the organization’s youth mentees and provide them with an opportunity to engage national leaders on topics that impact their lives.  Signature 100 events, Report from Our Youth and the Barbershop Youth Forum will take place Saturday, September 19, 2020. The day will culminate with a Wells Fargo Hands on Banking Youth Simulation Activity. Youth are encouraged to participate and hear from their contemporaries and from nationally recognized leaders who will moderate and participate. 

Saturday’s events begin at 10:30 AM (EST) with the Report from our Youth Forum, a session designed to showcase the talents of 100 mentees as they report on their personal and chapter achievements. The youth will also express their concerns around COVID-19 which has impacted their education, health, economic well-being and social interactions. 

The Report from Our Youth Forum will be followed by the Youth Barbershop Forum at 12:00 PM (EST) which is themed “Taking a Cut Out of Life” and is a continuation of The 100’s Barbershop Tour.  The series was developed from a desire to provide a “safe space” that replicates that of the black barbershop, where discussions take place on the issues facing the Black Community.

Youth are invited to participate in the WellsFargo Hands on Banking Youth Simulation Activity between 1:00 PM – 2:30 pM (EST). Designed to engage high school and college aged young adults, the simulated environment will build their awareness and deliver experiential learning around budgeting for clothing, groceries, transportation and childcare.

The 100 is proud of have the support of the U.S. Army, Delta Air Lines, McDonald’s, State Farm, Walmart and Wells Fargo who will serve as sponsors for Saturday’s youth focused events. 

“During the 100’s Annual Conference, Saturday is dedicated  to our youth, and although we are in a virtual environment, the 100 was determined this year would be no exception. Our youth are brilliant and have so much vital information to share with the world,” said Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. “We always want to hear from our mentees and expose them to some of the nation’s leaders.  The Youth Power Forums will allow us to achieve our goals, which would be difficult to accomplish without the support of our sponsors,” stated Chairman Dortch. 

These sessions are free, and the public can access it on Facebook, YouTube or on the 100’s website at 100blackmen.org.  The public can RSVP here to secure a spot and  to

receive ongoing conference updates. Visit the 100 website at https://conference.100blackmen.org/ for more details, including the agenda, forum details and speaker’s bios. #100VirtualConf, #LeadingWithPurpose.

About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision emerged and grew to over 10,000 members impacting over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Visit www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.

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