The 100BMO’s programs include:

100 Academy: 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 300 students in at-risk situations. More…

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 9th through 12th.  Many YMMI mentees volunteer during the year, at our 100 Saturday Academy and are provided jobs during the school year and summer. Members of the 100 Black Men of Omaha (100BMO) serve as mentors to assist in the growth of young men and follow the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. The students of the program participate in a series of two-hour workshops held every 3rd Saturday, and other mentoring activities with their mentor. More…

African American History Challenge (AAHC): The AAHC is the 100BMO’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 100BMO has provided over $250,000 in scholarships and prizes to deserving Omaha area middle and high school students. Winners from each division are provided an all-expense-paid trip to the 100 Black Men of America Annual Conference to compete among other chapters for additional scholarship awards and prizes. More…

Real-Men-Read: This program provides an opportunity for members of the 100BMO to read books to students at Educare of Omaha Center. It is important that our youth see black men modeling the importance of reading. These men become role models and sources of inspiration to many who have no such role model at home. Educare of Omaha is a state-of-the-art Early Childhood Center that currently provides year-round care and education for low-income children, Nursery to age 5. More…