100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. strongly believes that education is the key to opportunity and success. We also believe that all children can learn, if given the proper resources and commitment from their parents, teachers, and community. When children are motivated, stimulated, and given a strong support system, they can succeed. And their success ultimately leads to a stronger and brighter future not just for them, but also for our communities and our nation. For this reason, we work independently, as well as with public and private partners to promote educational excellence and provide educational opportunities that position our students for lifelong success.
Our current focus is on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), through an initiative called STEM The 100 Way. STEM The 100 Way, provides educational enrichment opportunities to address the technological divide in African-American and other under-served communities in the Greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The goal of the STEM The 100 Way is to offer a hands-on STEM program and activities, and to provide exposure to new experiences in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.
To this end, The 100 has formed a partnership with National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School (NCP) in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 8. The STEM The 100 Way program supports NCP students by providing increased focus on Algebra, Trigonometry, and Geometry concepts, as well as English Language Arts.
Due to our proximity to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the largest and most diverse biomedical research laboratory in the Department of Defense, we have formed a partnership allowing us to offer our students the opportunity to learn from world-renowned scientists with expertise in a wide range of areas. Our students also participate in the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) programs.
STEM The 100 Way prepares students to graduate on time and in good standing, compete for academic scholarships, enter top colleges and universities, and pursue STEM careers in the future. Since its inception, over 2,500 local students have participated in the STEM The 100 Way program.
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