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REAL MEN GIVE AT EDUCARE

100BMO-Real-Men-Give-at-Educare-11-24-14-1100Omaha, NE Real Men Giving Back! Today, November 24, 2014, the 100 Black Men of

Omaha (100BMO) provided 140 North Omaha families with Thanksgiving Dinners at Educare,

2123 Paul Street, its “Real Men Read” partner. This gift with other donations from the Educare

staff and friends will ensure a Happy Thanksgiving for the families at Educare.

Since its inception, the 100BMO has remained a visible and viable resource for the Omaha community

and continues to do its part to improve the quality of life for all Omaha citizens. The 100BMO sparks a

sense of “I can do it too” in its youthful target audience by being mentors and setting a positive example

to youth.

 

During the course of the Real Men Read program, members of the 100BMO have donated

substantial hours in front of young people emphasizing the importance of reading, which is a

great example of “Real Men Giving Real Time.”

 

The mission of the 100BMO is to improve the quality of life in Omaha by helping our youth reach their

fullest potential. This has been the organization’s mission since 1995 when a group of concerned men

realized that the survival of the community rested on their willingness to join together and be a vehicle

for positive change. Today, the 100BMO, is one of over 110 chapters internationally that make up the

100 Black Men of America, Inc., an alliance of leading African-American men of business, industry,

public affairs and government

 

We are committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the

African-American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice,

and integrity. Our “Four for the Future Initiatives” include: Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness

and Economic Empowerment. In Omaha, the 100BMO has chosen to focus its programmatic efforts on

mentoring and education for North Omaha’s at-risk youth.

 

Other 100BMO programs include:

Leadership & Mentoring Academy (LMA), a mentoring program for Omaha area male middle and high

school students. Most of these young men have gone on to college and become a part of our local

Collegiate 100 program.

 

100 Saturday Academy, a tutoring program for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students of all races designed

to improve students’ proficiency in math and reading.

 

African American History Challenge (AAHC). This reading program is designed to enhance the study of

African-American history and culture among middle and high school students. Over its 15 year period,

the AAHC has provided over $300,000 in scholarships and awards to deserving Omaha area students of

all races and ethnicities.

 

To learn more about the work of the 100BMO, volunteer, become a mentor, sponsor or make a

donation, visit www.100blackmenomaha.org.