The 100 Black Men of Orange County, Inc. is committed to the dissemination of information that impacts the intellectual, emotional, behavioral and spiritual development of our youth. Our signature program is entitled “Passport to the Future” and has received rave reviews for the impact it is having on our youth. Our chapter also provides scholarship awards to deserving students who graduate from our Passport Program. Believing that each of our youth is a seed of divinely inspired possibility:
“to develop socially conscious, responsible, and respectable African American males, who recognize and can take advantage of life’s opportunities and confront life’s challenges with confident reassurance”
NAME OF PROGRAM: Passport to The Future Program
The Passport to the Future Program is specifically designed for young
African-American males from 6th through 12th grade. Offered tuition-free by the 100 Black Men of Orange County, sessions are held every other Saturday throughout the school year, the Passport Program seeks to assist the transition of these students from adolescent boys to confident young men ready to successfully take on the challenges of college, career and community.
COST OF PROGRAM:
There is no cost to the student or family to register for or enroll in the program
LOCATION OF PROGRAM CLASSES: Sage Hill School, in Newport Coast, CA
DURATION OF PROGRAM: The Passport program meets twice per month from Late Sept/early Oct through late May for formal instruction, with some social activity planned during summer months.
To Improve academic performance
To Improve relationships with parents, siblings, teachers and others
To Increase knowledge and appreciation of African-American History
To Increase self confidence
Better decision making
College and career preparation
Through partnerships with Christ Our Redeemer Church's (COR Community Development Corporation) and Sage Hill High School, the Passport Program utilizes state of the art facilities, exposing youth to high quality academic environments with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
100 BMOC volunteer mentors are highly successful business executives, entrepreneurs, medical professionals and educators. Each is screened, trained and supported in the use of the specially designed curriculum to assure consistency and quality in the presentation of the material.
Upon high school graduation and completion of the Passport Program, participants are awarded a scholarship, computer and a dress suit. Over the past several years, nearly 100% of our high school seniors graduate and go on to enroll at either a two-or four- year institution, including Stanford University, Morehouse College, UCLA, UC Irvine, West Point and Howard University.
"These men gave me a whole new eye on my potential, they gave me something a regular school did not..."
Passport 8th grade student
We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming school year. If you're looking to make a difference in your child's life or that of someone you know, please contact us right away.