Programs oF "THE 100"

100 Black Men of Western PA, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and one of the founding chap-ters of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. In 1994, the na-tional organization identified four program areas titled “Four For The Future” as Critical to achieving the 100’s commitment to developing leaders and ensuring the future of African American communities and its youth. The four program areas are: Mentoring, Education, Health and Well-ness and Economic Development. Since 1987, 100 Black Men of Western PA, Inc. has directly mentored over 10,000 students with a 90% post secondary institution attendance rate and positively impacted students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Mentoring Program

The 100 Black Men of Western PA, Inc. has a comprehensive mentoring program that focuses on modeling and development of academic and critical thinking skills, tutoring, self-esteem, citizenship, and appropriate behaviors. The “100” has directly mentored over 850 students with a 90% post secondary institution attendance rate and positively impacted students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and other Pittsburgh area schools. The Program meets weekly for 3 hours on Saturdays during the school year at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC).

Tutoring Program

The “100” has a tutorial program that meets the needs of middle and high school students. The program meets weekly at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and is lead by members of the Collegiate 100 of Duquesne University, and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Health Program

The “100,” in collaboration with non-profit groups, provide Health education and promotes preventative health strategies for prevailing diseases within the African American community. We have conducted workshops addressing issues such as STD’s, Teenage Pregnancy, Sickle-Cell Anemia, AIDS, and Drug & Alcohol abuse.

Financial Fitness Program

Our students participate in financial literacy programs in conjunction with the 100’s National Organization and the State Farms Dollars and Sense Financial Literacy Program. The programs are designed to address self sufficiency and financial literacy for our youth. Program modules include: Basics of Banking; Checking and savings accounts; the power of credit; and Investing for the Future.

Technology Program

The Infolink-100 Summer Computer Camp is an intense technology training program in partnership with Highmark and Carnegie Mellon University. Over the course of 10 weeks, High School and Middle School students are given the opportunity to learn advanced software applications, participate in technology-integrated group projects, and also apply their new skills in paid internships with local high technology and technology using companies.

Cultural Program

This program is designed to transform Students from a conceptual framework to a more contexual wholeness that enables cultural healing by participating in various aspects of African American culture.
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