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17th African American History Challenge

100 BLACK MEN OF OMAHA TO HOST

17th AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY CHALLENGE

FEATURING METRO AREA MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

The 100 Black Men of Omaha, Inc. (100) will host its 17th African American History Challenge (AAHC) on Saturday, February 4, 2017, 4pm at North High Magnet School, 4410 North 36th Street, Omaha, NE 68104.  The goal of the competition is to foster an appreciation of African-American history and culture in Omaha youth. The competition is open to the public at no charge.

Since 2001, the 100 has awarded over $350,000 in prizes and scholarships to deserving middle and high school students in partnership with Omaha Public Schools (OPS). By marshaling support from the corporate, philanthropic and educational community, this event has been sustained for fifteen years. This year’s event sponsored in part by Cox, OPS and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The competition is divided into senior and junior divisions. Student teams from local middle and high schools will compete on February 4, 2017 for cash awards.

The mission of the 100 is “to improve the quality of life in Omaha by helping our youth reach their fullest potential.” We seek to achieve our mission through Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness and Economic Empowerment programs. Our programs include Leadership and Mentoring Academy, Pathways to Success, Striving for Success: Black Male Summit, African American History Challenge, 100 Saturday Academy, Real Men Read and Real Men Greet.

Today, the 100 is one of over 110 chapters nationally and internationally that make up the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., an alliance of leading African-American men representing a myriad of professions including business, public affairs and government.

For more information about the 2017 African American History Challenge or the 100 Black Men of Omaha, please call our office at 402-934-7065 .