The National Organization of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., defines mentoring as an individual, personal relationship that is characterized by relevant and focused involvement conducted over a prolonged period of time between a youth and a 100 member. The member provides consistent support, guidance and target activities as the youth grows and matures. Within the framework of this growth and maturity, it is anticipated that the youth will experience difficult and challenging situations that require mentoring. The mentor’s goal is to help their respective mentee develop skills and confidence to be responsible for their choices. Emphasis is placed on improved academic skills, career development and social/emotional development. Signature programs include Mentoring the 100 Way, Collegiate 100 and Table Talk.
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 8-18. 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
Social and Emotional Skills
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
The National Organization of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. has established the Collegiate 100 as an auxiliary organization comprised of African American male and female college students on university campuses across the Continental United States of America. The purpose of the Collegiate 100 is to implement the mentoring and tutoring programs of the national organization. The collegiate members assist the parent organization with the development of the social, emotional, educational, and physical needs of young black males who have few or no positive role models in the communities where they live.
Each Collegiate 100 chapter has an advisor from the faculty or staff of the college/university where the chapter is located. Each advisor must maintain an active status in the local chapter of the 100 to ensure efficient and effective program operation.