100 Black Men of Syracuse delivers a variety of community service programs, especially for youth and targeting young men at risk. The 100 Black Men’s programs are based on a simple principle – through sustained mentoring programs young people realize their potential. Mentoring is the platform the 100 uses to deliver its programs. Our mentoring programs provides bi-monthly sessions. Participation includes national and regional college tours, community service opportunities and SAT preparatory classes.
Our programming includes education seminars designed to enhance academic skills in reading, math and science students and we provide resources to help them enter college.
In the Summer of 2012, the 100 fostered a successful partnership with Syracuse University’s Partnership for Better Education that launched the “All Hands on Science” summer youth camp. This bold, new initiative addresses the urgent academic need of high-achieving, low-income students from under-represented groups. The goal was to increase the pipeline of those 4th-12th grade students to possible careers in one of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. We are committed to supporting the development of 21st century knowledge and skills that will prepare our young people to complete in a global marketplace.
Health and wellness projects, such as the Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness, and economic empowerment activities that promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship are also major elements of the 100 Black Men “Four for the Future” core programs.