- Organization Name:100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
- Address:241 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30303
The mission of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., is to provide support and improve the quality of life for African-Americans, youth in particular, in the Atlanta Community. The organization's vision is to become the city's strongest, most self-reliant African-American volunteer organization focused on education, enrichment and empowerment.
We deliver our mission through Project Success, a mentoring and academic support program. The program starts in fourth grade and offers a variety of after-school and weekend opportunities to help students excel academically and socially, including a Saturday Academy. From fourth grade through graduation from post-secondary school, Project Success students are encouraged to discover their inner strengths, tap into their talents and explore future career possibilities. Project Success students who successfully graduate from high school receive post-secondary scholarships.
Children that live in at-risk communities have a critical number of risk factors for both academic and social failure coupled with educational and emotional needs greater than the average student. When children grow up in inner city neighborhoods, they often look around and see a world that is shaped by poverty, violence and drugs. Faced with many daily challenges, they may not be able to picture any other path for their own lives. In these communities, education and social development are equalizers between children who are poor and those who are not. However, research shows that children from poor families are often academically delayed upon entering school and often never catch up.
100 Academy – A Saturday program that provides study skills & test-taking workshops, leadership training seminars, life skills training, tutorials, college preparatory support, cultural enrichment classes, psycho-social support, technology enrichment courses, family, youth and empowerment programs, health and wellness initiatives as well as group mentoring.
Mentoring – Group and one-on-one mentoring through a tiered team concept, where mentees become mentors and a life-long mentoring cycle is born. It has become readily apparent to the 100 BMA that in inner city public school systems across the country there is a significant lack of male role models. We have learned that when male figures are actively engaged on a regular basis in public schools, child behavior is positively altered.
100 Resource Learning Center (100 RLC) – The 100 RLC is an innovative, computerized learning center where students and their parents learn to use technology more efficiently, find helpful information on colleges, scholarships and other financial aid as well as receive tutoring in core subjects and assistance with high school graduation, GHSGT, Project Success, SAT, ACT and advanced placement testing.
Collegiate 100 – Comprised of representatives from local Atlanta colleges and universities, the Collegiate 100 specifically teaches Life Skills modules, tutors Project Success Scholars, and assists in Rites of Passage and Leadership Training programs. Initiatives include: college campus tours, job shadowing, leadership development, life skills, motivational speaking, networking/internships and group mentoring.
Family & Youth Empowerment Initiative In order to achieve financial security and to ensure equitability and sustainability we promote wealth creation and continuing education through the Family & Youth Empowerment Program (FYE). This work is accomplished through seminars that focus on financial literacy, banking basics, budgeting, investing, and home ownership.
B.E.S.T. Academy at Benjamin S. Carson- The B.E.S.T. Academy, in partnership with the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Morehouse College and others are striving to cultivate the academic, social and emotional growth of each student. The B.E.S.T. Academy, a single gender academy for boys, opened its doors in August 2007 to students in the 6th grade. To develop globally competitive students and future leaders, the B.E.S.T. Academy strives to provide a rigorous college preparatory curriculum utilizing gender based strategies in a safe and nurturing learning environment. Our mission is to prepare our students to enter into a 4-year institution of higher learning as they transform into the B.E.S.T. Men.
Robotics Alliance (math & science) - alliance of Project Success and APS: The Robotics initiative is intended to expose minorities to technology professions. Realizing that robotics is new to many of the students that we serve, the program is presented early in elementary and middle school through US FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) and includes elementary LEGO League competition; and in middle and high sch
In October 1986, when nineteen local business leaders got together to establish a non-profit to serve Atlanta’s youth, they believed they could change the lives of young people in our city’s most challenged neighborhoods. Their leadership inspired others to join them, and today 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. has 274 members who are leaders in their respective professions and are deeply involved in the mission of the organization as financial investors, community supporters and, most importantly, mentors for Project Success students.
For more than two decades, the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. (100 BMA) have urged Americans to answer the call to service. Today, the 100 BMA holds true to its commitment to youth and continues to inspire new levels of academic success and community engagement through its flagship program, Project Success.
Project Success has been replicated nationally and internationally. The replication of the program is mainly due to our proven track record of success. We have an 87% program retention rate with 100% of our students graduating from high school and being accepted into post-secondary colleges and universities
- Year established:1986
- Organization type:Grantseeker
- Country of registration:United States
- Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
- IRS Section:501(c)(3)
- IRS Subsection:None
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