The 100 Black Men of Greater Washington DC awarded D.C. Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year Award.
100 Black Men Secretary, and Saturday Leadership Academy Mentor, Anthony Pegues, was elated to recently announce that the hard work of two of his mentees has paid off. Anthony has known and mentored Taj Jean Baptiste and Larry Jones over the past five years and has watched them grow from boys to young men. Taj and Larry are both members of the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington DC’s Saturday Leadership Academy, where they learn about mentoring, health and wellness, education and financial literacy.
Taj Jean Baptiste
Taj has been accepted to and chosen to attend the University of New Orleans in the fall to continue his post-secondary education,
Saturday, March 3rd marked a special achievement for members of the Howard University Collegiate 100 chapter, as they hosted high school students from the 100’s Saturday Leadership Academy. Saturday Leadership Academy Chairman, James Thompson, and Collegiate 100 Chairman, Travis Reed, worked together to provide the Collegiate 100 members the opportunity to take the reins and plan, coordinate and execute the Saturday Leadership Academy activities for the day.
The Collegiate 100 shared information about the rich history and power of HBCU’s, the college application process, campus life, and the importance of setting and maintaining focus on your goals.
On Monday, March 12th 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC hosted its annual STEM Day At The Labs. Held in partnership with the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) the event took place at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD, home to the world’s foremost researchers and investigators of emerging infectious diseases.
This year 50 freshmen and sophomores from National Collegiate Preparatory High School in Washington, DC’s Ward 8 were able to participate in a wide range of STEM education programs and hands-on activities.
The full day of programming included:
On March 10th and 11th 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC members were out in force at the NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo. Tens of thousands of people visited the Washington Convention Center for sports, exercise, health screenings and much more.
Led by Health & Wellness Committee Chairman, Jesse Parker, the 100-booth provided information on a wide range of issues relevant to African Americans, including lifestyle choices that can ensure the healthy development of youth, as well as adults.
This year the 100 partnered with sought after fitness consultant and registered clinical physiologist,