100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans considers the transformation of education, access to quality education for all youth regardless of race and socioeconomic status as one of the critical civil rights issues of our time. As a organization that has been mentoring African-American youth, we know how important education is to reach their full potential. Therefore, it is important that we become advocates on behalf of the youth we serve.
The 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans is a valuable resource for many African-American youth, particularly, through our Four for the Future TM programmatic initiatives where we focus on Education, Mentoring, Health & Wellness and Economic Development.
The 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans’ Education Program works with sponsors to deliver educational support services and unique learning opportunities that assist youth in achieving their educational goals. We also provide tutoring and college application assistance to young African Americans within our community.
Our youth need top-performing educators and schools that support and nurture quality-learning experiences that prepare students to meet or exceed the common core standards.
100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans will facilitate conversations on creating more access to high-quality education through traditional forms of education as well as high-performing charters and increased quality standards for all of our children.
To that end, the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans has partnered with local stakeholders to create the 5 Guiding Principles of Excellence, Access and Success for All Children. Learn more about the 5 Guiding Principles.
We support building teacher capacity through mentoring opportunities, teacher evaluations, and strengthening professional development. We support encouraging schools to collaborate with teachers when developing and implementing performance pay programs, all in efforts to improve teacher effectiveness.
The 100’s education initiatives inspire confidence, create cultural awareness, foster academic leadership and develop more opportunities for our youth to go to and matriculate through a four year college.
The 100 also provides annual scholarship awards to deserving students who will be full-time students at accredited, post-secondary institutions based on 100 Black Men of America, Inc. eligibility criteria.
Scholarship dollars assist youth in completing educational goals by providing resources to offset expenses associated with tuition, books and housing. The scholarship program allows the 100 to identify potential youth leaders in our local communities and to motivate them to achieve academic and community service excellence.
National Scholarship Information
To provide annual financial support to talented students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.
100 Black Men of America, Inc. will provide annual scholarships to deserving high school and post secondary students to aid in their education by helping to fill financial gaps during their matriculation.
100 Black Men of America, Inc. National Scholarship Program will provide scholarships from among the pool of national applicants. The award is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and deadlines to be considered for the scholarship.
All Mentees from 100 Black Men and Collegiate 100 Chapters are highly encouraged to apply. Chapter Presidents will receive communication from the World Headquarters Office strongly encouraging their 100 Black Men mentees who are transitioning to and/or presently in post-secondary institutions to apply.
Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $3,000 and is expected to be applied towards tuition, room, board, and books. Checks will be mailed from the World Headquarters Office and made payable to the institution.
All applicants for the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. National Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Enrolled in a post-secondary intuition and/or planning to attend a post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2016
- A letter of recommendation from teacher or guidance counselor
- Demonstration of financial need as indicated by two (2) letters of verification from a current teacher, guidance counselor, 100 Black Men Chapter President, etc.
- 500-word essay on a specified topic
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A complete packet must submitted via .PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. No mailed or incomplete applications will be accepted. However, the official student transcript from their post-secondary institution will be the only document accepted via U.S. mail, if necessary.
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