Major components of the education programs offered by 100 Black Men of Syracuse include our Kitabu Corner reading challenge, summer science camp and free SAT prep classes. The 100 Black also collaborates each year with Junior Frontiers of the Mohawk Valley in the presentation of two college seminars to prepare students for college admission. The first seminar is called “Understanding the College Process: The When, Where and Why of Preparing and Applying to Colleges.” The second seminar we present is “Financing College: A Guide to Understanding College Financial Assistance.”
Historical Black College Tour
100 Black Men of Syracuse also provides funds and chaperones each year to assist students in the Syracuse area in visiting Historically Black Colleges. We collaborate with Junior Frontiers of the Mohawk Valley, which sponsors a Historically Black College Tour every year that visits six to eight schools on each trip. The students also attend a Historically Black College Fair as part of the tour. 100 Black Men of Syracuse has provided a way for students from the Syracuse area to travel on the tour over the past seven years. Thanks to the 100’s sponsorship, four students from the Syracuse area in 2014 have received full academic scholarships at Historically Black Colleges.
“Hello my name Evander Coleman, I am a Junior at GW Fowler High School. This is my first trip with the Junior Frontiers. This has been one of the best experiences of my life. This trip has made me really stop to think where I will be ten years later, and how I can better prepare myself now for the future. It gave me many possibilities for colleges. I have been truly blessed to be one of the students of my school to have an opportunity to participate on this trip.
“I became involved with this trip via the 100 Black Men of Syracuse, who encouraged me to go on this trip, otherwise I would not be here. I will take what I learned back home and share it with my peers. This has been a wonderful journey!”
Syracuse.Com Blog Post February 21, 2008, 6:17AM