EdChoice Education Awareness and Advocacy Initiative: Project Soar

100 Black Men of America, Inc. is committed to its community and citizens.

Improving the educational outcomes of our youth at an early age leads to economic empowerment and helps to change individual lives and entire communities, regions, states, and nations. The 100 grants chapters funding to promote the 100’s position on increasing the number of high-performing public schools in our communities for African American youth through 4 focus areas; particularly males, a position that is aimed to increase education equity that leads to increased literacy and learning, on-time grade-level advancements, and on-time high school graduation rates. Project SOAR, the 100’s education transformation initiative, is designed to improve the college and career readiness of African American youth, without the need for remediation. The goal of this High-Quality Public Education Awareness and Advocacy Initiative is to foster and facilitate dialogues in targeted communities about the need for high-performing public school options available and accessible for African American youth.

Program Impact

The 2018-2019 EdChoice High-Quality Public Education Awareness and Advocacy Initiative was successfully facilitated by 19 participating chapters working with schools and community leaders in their service area.

On June 26, 2019, 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, Inc. chapter hosted a Community Town Hall Meeting with an overall registration that yielded 175 community participants of which 61%represented the community, 19% from local schools, 15%, M-Cubed and9% other.

Chapter Impact Story:

“One of our students, who lived in an under served area, had a promising career in sports. Due to the high school lack of funding, the sports program was shutdown. The parent complained and came to our event. The parent then connected with a school she desired. Through her EdChoice option, she was able to get her child enrolled in the school with no issue.”
- 100 Black Men of Phoenix, Inc.