Mentoring is a critical transformative vehicle in the lives of youth that is tied into each of our programs. We execute our programs based on the Four for the Future framework, which includes Mentoring, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Health & Wellness.
Mentoring: Saturday Leadership Academy
Our flagship program is the Saturday Leadership Academy (SLA). This group mentoring program works with young men 13 to 18 years old from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The program meets October through May on the first and third Saturday of each month. The mentees participate in a range of activities, including meeting with their 100 Black Men mentor, as well as members of our college mentoring group, the Collegiate 100.
The content of the Saturday Leadership Academy focuses on public speaking, presentation skills, leadership development, team work, financial literacy, and health & wellness. Mentees are asked to research specific topics and develop a 2-3-minute presentation to share in front of their peers and mentors. The program encourages the students to research facts, develop their own perspective, develop well-reasoned arguments to persuade and influence others, and to present them with confidence.
Support the Work of 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C.
100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. is a non-profit volunteer organization created and run by dedicated Black men committed to the education and advancement of youth of color. We recognize our responsibility to step up to make a difference in the lives of children in our community, and we hope that you will to.
To support our work on behalf of children, please visit www.100BlackMenDC.org/donate and make a tax-deductible donation today.