"What They See Is What They'll Be"

News from the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.

 
February 2017
$154,000 Raised in  Support of
Project SOAR



As a result of amazing support of the Madison Club Charitable Foundation, the 5 November Gala in support of Project SOAR raised more than $154,000. The sold-out event drew more than 220 local business people and philanthropists.

Project SOAR (Student Opportunities, Access and Readiness) is a comprehensive program created to  lower absenteeism rates and raise high school graduation  rates  among African-American students between the ages of 12 and 17 who attend middle or high school in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The program involves one-on-one mentoring, career exploration, and cultivating discussion on a number of social issues. By the time the students complete the program, they will gain a positive self-perception, identify SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) career goals, and develop skills to positively influence others.

Candidates for State Superintendent
18 February Membership Meeting




Tony Evers and John Humphries, candidates for the post of State Superintendent of Public Instruction will serve keynote speakers at the February meeting of the 100 Black Men of Madison.

The 18 February 100 Black Men of Madison General Membership Meetings will be held from 8:00-10:00 a.m., Bonefish Grill, 7345 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53711.  Members, please click the button below  to register for the February event.

 
Please note, the upcoming February meeting is restricted to Members of the 100 Black Men of Madison and approved guests. To initiate the approval process, contact president@100blackmenmadison.com.

Project SOAR Profile:
The Levett 12
 
Community-Oriented Policing is a philosophy that combines traditional aspects of law enforcement with prevention  measures, problem-solving, community engagement, and community partnerships.  Two months ago, Neighborhood Resource Officer Amelia Levett of the South Madison Police District actuated the essence of that definition.
 
After numerous encounters with high school enrolled youth who reside in the south Madison, she sought assistance rather than incarceration.  Officer Levett transferred her training to practice for the benefit of the those she serves. Instead of following the policing model of static, reactive, incident-driven bureaucracy, Office Levett choose the path of a more dynamic, open, quality-oriented partnership with the community. 
 
She asked for help from the community.
 
Her expression was, "I have a number of good kids who could benefit for positive adult support and guidance.  They must change their behaviors. Can you help?

That number was twelve students.
 
As a result of her outreach, those twelve students (the Levett 12) are currently engaged in activities of Project SOAR of the 100 Black Men of Madison where they will receive guidance and support.

Chief Mike Koval, recognizes and conveys that police cannot solve every public safety problem alone, so interactive partnerships are created. Community policing uses the public for developing problem-solving solutions.
 
The Levett 12 is an accurate illustration of that effort.
General Membership Meeting
18 March





 
The 18 March 100 Black Men of Madison General Membership Meetings will be held from 8:00-10:00 a.m., Bonefish Grill, 7345 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53711.  Members, please click 
the button below to register for the March event.
 

Madison Alders, Samba Baldeh (District 17), Sheri Carter (District 14), Maurice Cheeks (District 10) and Barbara McKinney (District 1) will serve as keynote speakers at the March meeting of the 100 Black Men of Madison.
 
Please note, the March meeting is restricted to Members of the 100 Black Men of Madison and approved guests. To initiate the approval process, contact  president@100blackmenmadison.com.

African American History Challenge Bowl
April 1
 
The 2017 African American History Challenge Bowl will be held Saturday, 1 April at the Doyle Administration Building of the Madison Metropolitan School District.
 
The 100 Black Men of Madison African American History Challenge Bowl (AAHCB) is an educational program designed to enhance the appreciation and study of African American history. The AAHCB is open to all Madison Metropolitan School District Middle School Students with the goal of encouraging pride, self-worth and an appreciation of the African American.

The AAHCB is also a challenging and fun way for students to expand their knowledge of African American History in highly competitive local and national competitions.
Project SOAR Mentor and Mentee Recognition Ceremony  
5 May

Today, within the context of our community, there are few actions more important than the education and mentoring of African American children.

In concert with our Mission and Values, the 100 Black Men of Madison seek to recognize those educators and mentors who have demonstrated an extraordinary sense of humility and a strong commitment to continual improvement, based upon a fundamental motivation to inspire student success.

At this event, those who have made positive differences in the lives of our children will be recognized and celebrated.


MISSION

 

The Mission of the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.
VISION

 

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve, and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.

VALUES

 

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.
P.O. Box 787
Madison, WI 53701
E-Mail | Website

Now Accepting Articles & Photos
We are currently accepting stories and photographs for future issues of "What They See Is What They Will Be."  Please submit your stories and event photos for consideration.  Submission does not guarantee placement in this publication.
 
Stories should be 200 words or less and electronic photos should be 300 DPI or better in .JPG format (NO SCANNED PHOTOS).  Include captions for each photo (who, what, when, and where).  Photos without captions WILL NOT be considered. 
Submit your stories and photos (with captions) to president@100blackmenmadison.com.