On Saturday, October 3rd, 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. launched the 2020/2021 Saturday Leadership Academy (SLA).
Over 60 Young Men, from 40 Different Schools, Representing DC, MD, and VA registered for the 2020/2021 SLA, and there is still an opportunity to join.
The session was kicked-off by Mentoring Chairman, Dr. Eric V. Bell, Chief Administrative Officer of Ridgeline International, Inc., providing opening comments and an overview of the program. Brother Keith Moody followed with a discussion on “What’s In It for Me as a Member of the SLA?”, where he shared the wide range of benefits and opportunities that the SLA provides.
Several former SLA parents provided testimonials on the impact that the SLA has had on their sons, and several former SLA students spoke to how the program has changed their lives.
The 100’s mentoring doesn’t stop at high school, so Collegiate 100 Chairman, Dr. Gregory Johnson and Howard University Collegiate 100 President, Rasheed Muhammad spoke about the relationship between the SLA students and the Collegiate 100, as well as the support that The 100 provides to the Collegiate 100 members.
The featured guest speaker for the day was the Washington, D.C. Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Roger Mitchell Jr. He provided a compelling message titled “A Need for Strong Black Leadership”. Dr. Mitchell discussed the “5 D’s” – Dream, Discipline, Dedication, Distraction, and Delayed Gratification. His powerful words resonated with everyone in the audience, and closed the session out on an incredibly positive note.
There is still time to register for the program, and the upcoming sessions:
– 05/22 – Closing Ceremony