Mentoring the 100 Way Across A Lifetime

100 Black Men of America, Inc. developed the programmatic platform, Mentoring the 100 Way Across A Lifetime

which seeks to address systemic issues and bridge opportunity gaps for marginalized African American youth. This platform provides a comprehensive structure through which the organization’s volunteer network provides community-wide youth programming and services, face-to-face mentoring, online mentor training, a facilitated virtual mentee curriculum that includes a Health & Wellness module, and post-secondary scholarships. In addition to youth, the schools and communities served by 100 Black Men of America, Inc. reap tangible benefits.

Program Impact

The eight (8) chapters that participated in the Mentoring the 100 Way Across A Lifetime® Project SOAR – 100’s Success Academy: Virtual Mentee Curriculum reported tremendous programmatic success and operational enhancements.

Program Participants

  • 149 Middle School Students Completed the Program
  • 61 High School Students Completed the Program
  • 10 College Students Completed the Program
  • 1,327 Adults Participated in the Program
  • 1,547 Total Program Participants

Gender Mix of Student Participants

  • 141 Male Students – 64%
  • 79 Female Students – 36%

Chapter Impact Story:

“We had one participant who had lacked direction in his life and was going down the wrong track; however, after a few members rallied to his cause, we started to notice some changes in his attitude. He became more engaged in the sessions and began to open up more with the mentors about his circumstances, which had created some personal issues for him. We're still currently working him, and he'll be enrolling into a community college this Fall, which was something he wasn't considering before becoming a part of our program.”
– 100 Black Men of Maryland, Inc.