Programs

The 100’s programs include:

Leadership Mentoring Academy (LMA): The purpose of the LMA is to promote post-secondary education, career exploration, goal setting, and positive decision making in high school African-American males grades 6th through 12th.  Many LMA mentees volunteer at our 100 Saturday Academy and are provided employment opportunities during the school year and summer. Members of the 100 Black Men of Omaha (100) serve as mentors to assist in the growth of young men and follow the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring.  LMA mentees participate in a series of two-hour workshops held every 3rd Saturday, and other mentoring activities with their mentor. More…

Group Mentoring (GM): This program builds relationships with 4th and 5th grade mentees in a group setting. The program provides opportunities for the mentees to develop essential life skills and leadership traits for success in and out the classroom. The goals of this program is to build confidence, self-esteem, and a positive self-image.  Mentors reinforce these goals for success using Steven Covey’s “7 Habits of Happy Kids.”

Pathways to Success (PTS):  An extension of our LMA program designed to provide career readiness opportunities for mentees and their families. Curriculum focuses on financial literacy, employability skills, career readiness and entrepreneurship.

100 Saturday Academy (100SA): The goal of the 100 Saturday Academy is to make every student “Responsible, Respectable and Ready to Lead.” This series of Saturday learning opportunities for 3rd through 6th grade students is uniquely designed to help students meet or exceed state academic standards in reading, writing and mathematics. The foundation is established for long-lasting community connections through service learning initiatives. The program has continued to expand annually and currently has served over 500 at-risk students. More…

African American History Challenge (AAHC): The AAHC is the 100’s longest running program. The competition is a national educational program designed by the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. to enhance the study of African-American history and culture among middle and high school students. Since 2001, the 100 has provided over $350,000 in scholarships and prizes to deserving Omaha area middle and high school students. More…

Real-Men-Read (RMR): Members donate substantial hours in front of our young people emphasizing the importance of reading.More…

Real-Men-Greet (RMG): Members volunteer their time at designated elementary schools. The RMG program helps build social skills, self-esteem and a positive “jump start” to the student’s school week.