Our Four Programmatic Pillars
The 100 Black Men of Phoenix (The 100) improves the quality of life for the communities we serve. The 100 has a successful model that is a proven blueprint for mentoring and developing young people into future leaders. Peer-to-peer mentoring and group mentoring is inclusive of middle school, high school, college. Our four programmatic pillars:
The "100" believes that Education is one of the core foundations of our mission.
Our programmatic activities include providing support and services that enable our youth to achieve their educational goals.
To facilitate their intellectual growth and development, the “100” is active in monitoring educational policy, trends and their impact on our students.
The organization engages local, regional, and national leaders and officials who impact educational policies and practices, in addition to providing forums that address educational needs of our youth and those of the broader community.
The "100" considers economic empowerment as a necessary step toward creating a just society, not only here in the United States, but for people around the world.
When we think of economic empowerment, we are thinking about the individuals or a community's ability to be self-determined in creating dreams, pursuing them and ultimately perpetuating them by establishing the mechanisms to sustain generational wealth.
Our program initiatives promote economic self-sufficiency through financial literacy, family wealth building and entrepreneurship.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Health and Wellness is a vital component of a thriving community.
The “100” is concerned about the well being of the whole community and the whole person: physical, emotional/psychological, and spiritual.
Our initiatives are aligned with three objectives:
- Increasing public awareness regarding health issues which disproportionately impact the black community
- Increase awareness and expand knowledge among black people regarding current research, therapies and practices which have demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of illnesses that disproportionately affect black people, and
- To help shape public policy regarding the local, state, and national health policy impacting the black community. The "100" teams up with other non-profit organizations to promote preventative health strategies, deliver screenings and provide education on prevalent diseases.
Mentoring the 100 Way is one of the signature programs of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
This holistic program addresses the social, emotional and cultural needs of children ages 12-18. Members of the 100 are trained and certified to become mentors, advocates, and role models for the youth within their communities.
Through chapter operated one-on-one and group mentoring efforts, our members forge relationships that positively impact our greatest resource, our youth.
The program focuses on building essential skills needed to become productive, contributing citizens.
Workshops for children and youth include topics such as:
- Positive Self Identity and Personal Vision
- Life Skills
- Social and Emotional Skills
- Moral Character
- Work Ethic
- Lifelong Learning
Mentoring the 100 Way uses three different techniques:
- 1:1 Mentoring
- Group Mentoring
- Tag Team Mentoring
All techniques focus on being S.M.A.R.T.
- Specific: Specific and clearly defined mentoring population
- Measurable: Measure and evaluate effectiveness
- Attainable: Setting goals that are attainable for the children and mentors
- Realistic: Goals should be realistic (makes sense to the mentee)
- Target Driven: The chapter should have a set target of pursuit